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By Awareness Times News
Sep 22, 2010, 17:06
NEWS BRIEFS ARE REPORTS CULLED FROM OTHER LOCAL NEWSPAPERS AND BROUGHT ONLINE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR READERS. THIS MEDIUM DOES NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THE CONTENTS BELOW
President Reassures NRA
New reports have it that the President of Sierra Leone Importers Association Mr. Alpha Tanue Jalloh has reassured the National Revenue Authority (NRA) in Freetown of its tax obligation .According to reports , Mr Tanu stressed the need for more training for the business community on the payment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) urging NRA to organize periodic education for business owners to be willing to pay their taxes.
New IG Talks Tough
The Inspector General of Police Mr. Francis Allieu Munu has reportedly told the general public that he was determined to provide firm leadership for the SLP in order to maintain peace and stability in the Country. The IG according to reports, said Police personnel are working on behalf of the state and must be robust in their operation and not to surrender the state to criminals. The IG is said to have admonished his personnel to work within the frame work of the law and the Police Discipline Regulations 2001 to ensure professionalism
Residents Live Beneath Boulders in Koidu
News reports have it that some residents in Koidu Town are living just beneath a mountain called Mount Zion in Koidu, Eastern Sierra Leone. According to reports, the mountain contains huge boulder stones over looking the township posing a serious danger to the lives of resident living there. There is the fear that some of the rocks might even cause land slide in the area report s add.
Armed Robbers Attack Brookfields Residents
Local tabloids say, armed robbers are attacking residents of Brookfields, West of Freetown almost every night. These robbers, reports say are armed with machetes, giant cutters, Knives and hammers causing residents to live in constant fear. The areas that have come under attack recently were Bass Street, Willoughby Lane, Ogoo Lane and Morgan Lane amongst others. Residents, reports say, have planned to meet with the member of parliament of that constituency, the councilor and the police to find a solution to the problem.
Bo Calls for Mental Home
Residents of Bo town and its environs have called on government and its development partners to help them put up a mental home in the district. The Chairman Civil Society South, Alex Nallo is reported to have said that a mental home was urgently needed considering the growing number of mentally ill people in the district. He said the manner in which mad people behave in the Streets creates panic in the minds of people who do business around town.
Sea Accident Claims 2, 3 injured
A sea accident has claimed the lives of two Fishermen, Foday Suma and another man simply identified as 'Bissodou' past Monday. According to reports, the accident occurred between Tombo and Mama Beach, after the Forty-horse power fishing boat overturned at sea living the two dead and injuring three others. The Harbor Master in Tombo Mr. Samuel Bangura is reported to have said that Bissodou died on the spot and was immediately removed upon discovery whilst the body of Foday Suma was discovered the following day.
Lactating Mother Slammed Jail Sentence
Fanta Daramy, a lactating mother has been slammed 12 Months jail sentence or pay a fine of five hundred thousand Leones (Le 500,000) for false pretences. According to reports, the Guinean national on the 13th September 2010 received the sum of eight hundred thousand leones (Le 800,000) from one Fatmata Sahid Kamara for business knowing same to be False.
Magbenteh Hospital gets $150,000 worth Solar Power
The Magbenteh Community Hospital situated in Makeni , Northern Sierra Leone has become the first hospital in the country to enjoy 24 hours Solar- powered electricity with a voltage of 220. The hospital according to reports is operated by the Swiss- Sierra Leone Development Foundation (SSLDF). The Solar project, costing $ 150,000 was made possible by the generous intervention of four German based organizations. Since the installation of the giant solar panel and their accessories by the German Technicians, the hospital has seen non-stop electricity with enough power supply for the complex reports conclude.
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