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By Awareness Times News
Jun 22, 2010, 17:04



Kenema City Council Plans Development

The newly transferred Chief Administrator (CA) for the Kenema District Council (KCC) Mr. Bockarie Konyon Buannie had reportedly said the council will improve upon the battered road network within the township. According to the CA, the city of Kenema is not well planned and in order to attract the attention of investors, roads within the township must be rehabilitated. Reports say the council also is presently mobilizing the Municipal Police so as to ensure that they execute their duties professionally and efficiently. 

Police Promotions out This Week

Reports have alleged that the Executive Management Board (EMB) for the Sierra Leone Police have confirmed over the weekend that police promotions would be released sometime this week. Reports further alleged that, certain police officers would be promoted from Assistant Superintendent to Superintendent of Police, while others from Inspector to Assistant Superintendent of Police. According to reports the requirement for these promotions will be inferred from Higher Teachers Certificate or Bachelors of Arts and Sciences. Also, owners must have proven extremely well in the execution of their duties.

DNA Test discovers more Sierra Leoneans in America

Local tabloids say, genetic research conducted by scientists in the United States, has proven that 33% of African-Americans have their origins from the Sierra Leone area. Reports say, Negroes mostly found in South Carolina had their descendants from tribes like the Limba, Mende and Temne.

Destruction Heightens At Biriwa

Two children are reported missing with 17 Cows, money and property also reportedly destroyed in an ethnic attack at Kaburia Village, Kassankoro Section in the Biriwa Chiefdom Bombali District on Tuesday 16th June 2010. According to reports, some youth alleged to be Limbas are said to have launched a massive attack on a cattle ranch and Fullah settlement at Kubura Village causing the death of so many cows and robbery property worth million of Leones. The Fullahs have reportedly regrouped to repel but police are investigating the matter.

NPA To go on Massive Disconnection

Local tabloids say, the National Power Authority (NPA) has threatened to embark on massive disconnection exercise in the Western Area should the customers fail to comply with electricity survey. According to the public relations officer, Mr. Victor Wilson Clarke, the survey which started on 6th April is to know the number of customers so as to identify problems, improve customers relationship and revenue collection. Reports say, NPA do not have access to survey most houses in the Western Area. NPA is appealing to all customers to make their houses available to their surveyors or else face possible disconnection.

Witch Gun kills American Investor

American Investor Malon Knight Cluff is alleged to have died in a circumstance purported to be connected with spiritual witch gun used by practitioners of black magic in Sierra Leone. According to reports, the deceased onto his death was battling with a case to recover millions of dollars that was robbed from him by one Hasaneine Akar. The claim of witch craft is yet to be verified but the reports allege that the corpse is about to be cremated without conducting post-mortem on it. The reports allege that the matter had been once brought to the attention of the President.

Miss Wealth Builders crowned in Bo

One Kadie Kargbo, a final year student pursuing Nursing at Njala University Bo, on 15th June 2010 emerged as the winner of the Miss Wealth Builders. According to reports there were five customers at the Rio Cinema, amongst them, Kadie Kargbo, Baindu Dauda, Patricia Demoh, Fanta Sesay and Marian Sesay who battled for the position. Kadie Kargbo took away Le 1million cash, seconded by Baidu Dauda who took home the sum of Le 700,000 while Patricia third got Le 400,000. The event was graced by over four thousand people including the public and private sector as well as customers from around the country.

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