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Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

Exactly a year ago, President Julius Maada Bio took office after a nail-biting presidential election which saw his SLPP party winning State House, but failed to gain control of the country’s parliament.

Twelve months on, there has been very little shift in general public opinion, especially regarding the economy, poverty and unemployment, despite big changes in the fight against corruption and the introduction of free education for all primary and secondary school children.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr
(Displaying of physical cash as part of the company transparency policies)

Socfin Agricultural Company, Sierra Leone, has on Friday 15th March 2019 paid the sum total of three hundred and fifty two million, three hundred and eighty eight  thousand Leones  ( Le 352,388,000) being payment for land lease to land owners of Zone 'A' in Lower Malen.

The payment for lease of Zone 'A' area forms part of the lease agreement dated 15th October 2012 between the lessee and the government of the Republic of Sierra Leone for the period 5th March 2019 to 4th March 2020.

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Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

The Public Education Unit of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Northern Region Office, on Wednesday 6th March 2019 engaged staff and management of the Government Regional Hospital in Makeni.

Speaking at the Hospital's Conference Hall at Makama, ACC Regional Manager North, Abu Bakarr Kamara expressed delight at the fair representation of staff from the various units within the hospital. Mr. Kamara informed his audience that the engagement was part of the Commission's intervention to address system weaknesses in Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). 

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Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

The British High Commissioner on Tuesday 12th March, 2019 hosted a Welcome Home reception for returning Chevening Scholars of the 2017/2018 cohort, at his residence in Freetown. The event also marked the 35th Anniversary of the United Kingdom’s Chevening Scholarship Programme.

In his remarks, the High Commissioner Guy Warrington, reiterated the UK’s commitment to the Programme, noting that “it has a very strong place in our hearts”.

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Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

The staff and ex-committee members of Water Sanitation and Hygiene Network (WASH-Net) Sierra Leone and members of some civil society organizations have paid an urgent visit to quarantined homes at Aberdeen in western Freetown to monitor the situation of over 500 households.

According to report, the Sierra Leone Dance Troupe, Soso Town and Tambakola communities are among the 537 household communities that are quarantined.

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Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

Civil society organization activists in Sierra Leone have urged the Director of Health For All Coalition (HFAC) Charles Mambu and others who have been implicated in the audit report on the management of Ebola funds to immediately resign their position to allow an unfettered investigation into the allegations.

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Cecil Cole Showers Jnr
Lara Taylor Pearce

Some of the findings of the audit of the management of the Ebola funds by Audit Service Sierra Leone state that reviews of the donations register and bank statements of the Health Emergency Response Account (No. 003001118285020109) held at the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB) revealed that a number of donations totaled at Le1,670,000,000.00 were returned dishonoured.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr
One of Red Cross treatment centre

The Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) has been managing the Ebola Treatment Centre in Kenema for some months now with only one case of suspected infection of a health worker. Since the SLRCS started managing the treatment centre, the number of Ebola cases has been dropping drastically to the point that Kenema has been registering no case of Ebola for several days.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

The pump price of fuel in Sierra Leone was slashed yesterday by Le750 from Le4, 500 to Le3, 750 over three months after the world market price for fuel dropped by about 50% according to report.

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Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma, who is the Head of Department of Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy at the Connaught Teaching Hospital in Freetown, recently received a professional service fee of US$10, 000.00 from the Redeemed Christian Church of God - Sierra Leone that mysteriously lost their Nigerian Pastor-in-charge, the Pastor’s wife and three of their children on the night of Thursday 4th December, 2014, after they had returned home from a church service.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

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