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  • 16 Sep 2014
    Mr. Chairman, Honourable Member of Parliament, Councilors here present, Representative of the District Medical Officer -Western Area,Elders of Wellington Community, Members of the press. Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, all Protocols observed. On behalf of Management and staff of Sierra Leone Brewery and the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation, I welcome you once again to this august gathering. HEINEKEN Africa Foundation (HAF), one of thestrategic arms of HEINEKEN International supports local communities with identified need in Africa with a focus on Water and Health in the communities where they operate. This is of course not the first project supported by HEINEKEN Africa Foundation in Wellington;in 2011 we provided a brand new ambulance,computer, maternity bed and other accessories for this same Hospital costing over Le331 Million. HEINEKEN Africa Foundation has also funded the Well Woman Clinic since 2010 and then 2013 with Ultra Sound prenatal equipment and the outreach PREPO project including an ambulance which now covers Bo, Makeni and Kenema. The new project cost was over Le. 1.25 Billion in three years. Between 2011 and 2013 HEINEKEN Africa Foundation provided Le. 1.6 Billion to the Yele Hospital in Tonkolili District through the Lion Heart Foundation. This is a manifestation that as partners for growth Sierra Leone Brewery Limited has once again fulfilled its commitments to the community in which we operate our business. As part of the Community Development Action Plan and as a very strong part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and as operating company of HEINEKEN International, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited and HEINEKEN Africa Foundation will today hand-over the first installment payment for the Expansion and Rehabilitation project of the Wellington Community Health Centre worth Le257 million which is part of the Le557 million project. At this time of the ravaging effects of this EBOLA scourge and also in complementing the government’s effort in improving health care services in the country, we believe that this support is very timely in upgrading the medical facilities available in this community to cater for the sick and people who are in need of urgent medical attention. The focus of this six month project is to expand and rehabilitate this medical facility to include additional space for admission, surgery and even staff quarters. It is with pleasure that I now hand over this first installment funds for the use of expanding and rehabilitating the Health Centre to the Management Committee through the District Medical Officer. HEINEKEN Africa Foundation will demand periodic and detailed reports as to the progress of the project. I wish you all success! Long Live the People Wellington, Long live the people of Sierra Leone and God Bless you all Thank you. W A Ngana 12 September 2014
  • 16 Sep 2014
    GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SANITATION PRESS RELEASE THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SANITATION WISHES TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT GOVERNMENT HAS TODAY, 15TH SEPTEMBER 2014, RELEASED TWO WEEKS INCENTIVE PAYMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING DHMTS/HOSPITALS THAT HAVE SUBMITTED BENEFICIARY STAFF LIST: PUJEHUN, KAILAHUN, KONO, KAMBIA, WESTERN AREA (RURAL AND URBAN), KENEMA, KOINADUGU, PORT LOKO, TONKOLILI, BO, EMERGENCY HOSPITAL GODERICH, AND CONNAUGHT HOSPITAL. THESE PAYMENTS ARE IN FULFILMENT OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT FOR INCENTIVE PAYMENTTO ALL HEALTH WORKERS AND VOLUNTEERS, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2014. WHILST AWAITING WORLD BANK FUNDS TO BECOME EFFECTIVE, GOVERNMENT HAS TRANSFERRED LE6,000,000,000 (SIX BILLION LEONES) TO THE EBOLA RESPONSE ACCOUNT WITH THE SIERRA LEONE COMMERCIAL BANK, AS PART OF ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE SCHEME,TO MEET INCENTIVE PAYMENTS FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 2014. THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS ALSO INFORMED THAT SINCE GOVERNMENT TRANSFERRED FUNDS TO THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACCOUNT FOR PAYMENT OF FIRST WEEK SEPTEMBER INCENTIVES, THESE PAYMENTS COULD NOT BE TRANSFERRED TO BENEFICIARY INSTITUTIONS AND HEALTH WORKERS BECAUSE OF CHALLENGES BY DHMTS AND HOSPITALS TO SUBMIT THEIR STAFF LIST. TO FACILITATE PAYMENT TO THE REMAINING DISTRICTS AND HOSPITALS, HEADS OF INSTITUTIONS ARE URGENTLY REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THEIR STAFF LIST WHICH IS A PRE-CONDITION FOR TRANSFER OF THESE. THE DISTRICT EOCs ARE ENCOURAGED TO FOLLOW UP WITH DHMTS AND HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT FOR SUBMISSION OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION. MATILDA WILLIAMS SENIOR DEPUTY FINANCIAL SECRETARY MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • 07 Aug 2014
    Agricultural Company Recruitment for Laboratory Foreman Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for a Laboratory Foreman whose duties will include the following: • Assure that the production process of the mill is carried out according to specifications by monitoring the losses. • Analyse all process samples according to the company’s laboratory procedures • Analyse the boiler water parameters according to the Company’s specifications and procedures • Assure the accurate measurement of oil and kernel production • Produce daily reports of the mill’s oil and kernel losses This position is based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Mill Production Manage, however there is a close relation with the Mill Manager and the Head of Technical Department. Candidates with a Chemistry Degree and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply. These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have a Chemistry Degree. • Should have hands on approach to the industry (being a foreman does NOT mean I do not touch a spanner!). • Excellent communication skills are required. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Basic knowledge of Palm Oil Processing is a big plus. • Ability to manage a team of skilled personnel. • Previous experience in an industrial environment will be a big asset. • Innovative and inquiring mind. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience, good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for 4 Laboratory Operators Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for 4 Laboratory Operators whose duties will include the following: • Assure that the production process of the mill is carried out according to specifications by monitoring the losses. • Analyse all process samples according to the company’s laboratory procedures • Analyse the boiler water parameters according to the Company’s specifications and procedures • Assure the accurate measurement of oil and kernel production • Produce daily reports of the mill’s oil and kernel losses This position is based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Laboratory Foreman; however there is a close relation with the Production Manager and the Mill Manager. Candidates with a Chemistry Degree and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply. These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have a Chemistry Degree. • Excellent communication skills are required. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Basic knowledge of Palm Oil Processing is a big plus. • Ability to manage a team of skilled personnel. • Previous experience in an industrial environment will be a big asset. • Innovative and inquiring mind. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience, good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma (s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for two (2) Administration Operators Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for 2 administration operators (male or female)whose duties will include the following: • Day to day data logging of personnel working hours. • Day to day data logging of all product movement at the mill (entrance-exit of fruit, oil etc.) • Daily liaison with the administrations officers for salary and other data of the mill personnel. • Daily reports of work hours, product movement and housing organisation. These positions are based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Mill Manager however the position has close working relations with the Head of Technical Department as well. Candidates with an Administration background and skills and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have basic IT literacy (Windows, Word, Excel), the position requires working closely with a computer. • Administration background is a plus. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Ability to produce reports, follow training and make simple calculations. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown.Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for Chiefs of Posts Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for Chiefs of Postswhose duties will include the following: • Assure that their respective post of the mill (sterilisation, pressing etc.) is carried out according to instructions. • Assure the impeccable cleanliness and smooth operation of their post. • Supervise their post operators and performance of their post. • Assure the effective running of their post according to the Company’s and environmental standards. • Assure minimum oil losses by proper utilisation of their post’s equipment • Report all equipment problems to the production foremen for immediate solution. • Be disciplined and dependable. Thisposition is based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Production Foremen, however there is a close relation with the Production Manager and the Mill Manager. Candidates with a technical backgroundand who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have a technical background. • Should have a hands on approach to the industry. • Excellent communication skills are required. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Basic knowledge of Palm Oil Processing is a big plus. • Ability to follow orders and train other people if need be is a big asset. • Previous experience in an industrial environment will be a big asset. • Innovative and inquiring mind. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. . Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for experienced Electricians Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for experienced electricianswhose duties will include the following: • Daily overview of the mill’s electric equipment. • Assure all electrical equipment is running smoothly. • Follow the maintenance program given by the maintenance foremen. • Report any problems with solutions to their foremen. • Assume the running of a post at the mill if need be. • Carry out all kinds of electricity works needed for the running of the mill. These positions are based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Maintenance Foremen however the position has close working relations with the Maintenance Manager as well. Candidates with an Electrician’s Technical degree and skills and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have an Electrician’s Technical Degree and proven experience in electricity works. • Previous experience in an industrial environment is a big plus. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • In depth knowledge of motor connections (star-triangle-combined), synchronizing equipment, electrical panel connections, all types of relays etc. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown.Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for Maintenance Foremen Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for Maintenance Foremenwhose duties will include the following: • Daily maintenance of the equipment of the mill using the mill’s maintenance team effectively. • Assure the smooth running of all mill equipment using preventive maintenance methods (0 breakdowns!) • Coordinate with the Maintenance Manager the daily maintenance schedule and assure its implementation. • Propose maintenance schedule. • Detect and report IN TIME problems with all equipment to the Maintenance Manager. • Elaborate and produce a maintenance schedule according to the specific needs of the mill. • Coordinate the maintenance technicians on a daily basis. • Propose solution to all kind of technical problems to the Maintenance Manager. Thisposition is based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Maintenance Manager, however there is a close relation with the Mill Manager and the Head of Technical Department. Candidates with an Electro mechanic technical backgroundand who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have a technical degree in Electro mechanics and/or industrial equipment maintenance. • Should have a hands on approach to maintenance (being a foremen does NOT mean I do not touch a wrench!). • Excellent communication skills are required. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • In depth knowledge of industry equipment, both mechanical and electrical is a must (motors, conveyors, hydraulics) • Ability to manage a team of skilled technicians. • Previous experience in an industrial environment will be a big asset. • Innovative and inquiring mind. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. . Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for one (1) Maintenance Manager Engineer Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for 1Mill Maintenance Managerwhose duties will include the following: • Daily maintenance of the equipment of the mill using the mill’s maintenance team effectively. • Assure the smooth running of all mill equipment using preventive maintenance methods (0 breakdowns!) • Coordinate with the mill manager the daily maintenance schedule and assure its implementation. • Propose maintenance schedule. • Detect and report IN TIME problems with all equipment to the mill manager. • Elaborate and produce a maintenance schedule according to the specific needs of the mill. • Coordinate the maintenance foremen and technicians on a daily basis. Thisposition is based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Mill Manager, however there is a close relation with the Head of Technical Department. Candidates with an Electro mechanic Engineering Degree and skills and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have an engineering degree in Electro mechanics and/or industrial equipment maintenance. • Should have very good computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel, and AutoCAD). • Excellent communication skills are required. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Ability to design and implement a Preventive Maintenance System. • In depth knowledge of industry equipment is a must (motors, conveyors, hydraulics) • Ability to manage a team of foremen and skilled technicians. • Previous experience in an industrial environment will be a big asset. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. . Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for experienced Mechanics and Fabrication Mechanics Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for experienced mechanics and fabrication mechanicswhose duties will include the following: • Daily overview of the mill’s mechanical equipment. • Assure all mechanical equipment is running smoothly. In case of breakdown, fast reaction and ability to arrange it is key. • Ability to use a lathe, a plane machine and all other mechanical fabrication equipment without supervision is a must. • Follow the maintenance program given by the maintenance foremen. • Report any problems with solutions to their foremen. • Assume the running of a post at the mill if need be. • Carry out all kinds of mechanical works needed for the running of the mill. These positions are based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Maintenance Foremen however the position has close working relations with the Maintenance Manager as well. Candidates with a Mechanic’s Technical degree and skills and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have a Mechanic’s Technical Degree and proven experience in mechanical works. • Previous experience in an industrial environment is a big plus. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • In depth knowledge of machining equipment (lathe, press etc.) • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown.Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for Production Foremen Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for Production Foremenwhose duties will include the following: • Assure that the production of the mill is carried out according to plan. • Supervise the production team and monitor its performance. • Assure the effective running of the mill according to the Company’s and environmental standars • Assure minimum oil losses by proper utilisation of mill equipment • Report all equipment problems to the maintenance foremen for immediate solution. • Assure the discipline of the production personnel. Thisposition is based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Mill Production Manager, however there is a close relation with the Mill Manager and the Head of Technical Department. Candidates with an Electro mechanic technical backgroundand who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have a technical degree in Electro mechanics and/or industrial production. • Should have a hands on approach to the industry (being a foreman does NOT mean I do not touch a spanner!). • Excellent communication skills are required. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Basic knowledge of Palm Oil Processing is a big plus. • Ability to manage a team of skilled personnel. • Previous experience in an industrial environment will be a big asset. • Innovative and inquiring mind. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. . Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for one (1) Office Secretary Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for 1office secretary (male or female)whose duties will include the following: • Secretarial assistance to the Head of Technical Department. • Data logging capabilities according to instructions given. • File organisation and data storage. • Communication with personnel and all people wishing to see the Head of Technical Department. • Creating a file storage system which will be effective and simple. Thisposition is based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Head of Technical Department. Candidates with an Administration background and skills and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have basic IT literacy (Windows, Word, Excel), the position requires working closely with a computer. • Administration background is a plus. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Ability to produce reports, follow training and make simple calculations. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. • Great communication skills is a must. • Calm demeanour and polite is a great asset. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. . Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for two (2) Weighbridge Operators Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for 2 weighbridge operators (male or female)whose duties will include the following: • Flawless operation of the weighbridge and its equipment. • Responsible for maintaining the weighbridge and all related equipment in pristine order by daily cleaning. • Produce the daily reports of all products weighed using specific software and according to the company’s demands. • Follow the specific training for the operation of the weighbridge given by the company and have the ability to train others if need be. These positions are based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Mill Manager however the position has close working relations with the Head of Technical Department as well. Candidates with an Administration background and skills and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have basic IT literacy, the position requires working closely with a computer. • Administration background is a plus. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Ability to produce reports, follow training and make simple calculations. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. . Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Agricultural Company Recruitment for experienced Welders Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for experienced welderswhose duties will include the following: • Carry out daily welding works needed in the mill and its workshop. • Assure all mill equipment is running smoothly. In case of breakdown, fast reaction and ability to arrange it is key. • Ability to safely use an arc welding post, oxy cutter torch and knowledge of different types of welding is a must, including brazing. • Follow the maintenance program given by the maintenance foremen. • Report any problems with solutions to their foremen. • Carry out all kinds of welding works needed for the running of the mill. These positions are based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Maintenance Foremen however the position has close working relations with the Maintenance Manager as well. Candidates with a Welder’s Technical degree and skills and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have a Welder’s Technical Degree and proven experience in welding works. • Previous experience in an industrial environment is a big plus. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • In depth knowledge of most types of welding (arc welding, brazing, oxy cutting) • Knowledge of TIG welding is a plus. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown.Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • 06 Aug 2014
    Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for experienced electricianswhose duties will include the following: • Daily overview of the mill’s electric equipment. • Assure all electrical equipment is running smoothly. • Follow the maintenance program given by the maintenance foremen. • Report any problems with solutions to their foremen. • Assume the running of a post at the mill if need be. • Carry out all kinds of electricity works needed for the running of the mill. These positions are based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Maintenance Foremen however the position has close working relations with the Maintenance Manager as well. Candidates with an Electrician’s Technical degree and skills and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have an Electrician’s Technical Degree and proven experience in electricity works. • Previous experience in an industrial environment is a big plus. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • In depth knowledge of motor connections (star-triangle-combined), synchronizing equipment, electrical panel connections, all types of relays etc. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown.Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • 06 Aug 2014
    Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for Chiefs of Postswhose duties will include the following: • Assure that their respective post of the mill (sterilisation, pressing etc.) is carried out according to instructions. • Assure the impeccable cleanliness and smooth operation of their post. • Supervise their post operators and performance of their post. • Assure the effective running of their post according to the Company’s and environmental standards. • Assure minimum oil losses by proper utilisation of their post’s equipment • Report all equipment problems to the production foremen for immediate solution. • Be disciplined and dependable. Thisposition is based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Production Foremen, however there is a close relation with the Production Manager and the Mill Manager. Candidates with a technical backgroundand who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have a technical background. • Should have a hands on approach to the industry. • Excellent communication skills are required. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Basic knowledge of Palm Oil Processing is a big plus. • Ability to follow orders and train other people if need be is a big asset. • Previous experience in an industrial environment will be a big asset. • Innovative and inquiring mind. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. . Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • 06 Aug 2014
    Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for 2 administration operators (male or female)whose duties will include the following: • Day to day data logging of personnel working hours. • Day to day data logging of all product movement at the mill (entrance-exit of fruit, oil etc.) • Daily liaison with the administrations officers for salary and other data of the mill personnel. • Daily reports of work hours, product movement and housing organisation. These positions are based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Mill Manager however the position has close working relations with the Head of Technical Department as well. Candidates with an Administration background and skills and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply.These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have basic IT literacy (Windows, Word, Excel), the position requires working closely with a computer. • Administration background is a plus. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Ability to produce reports, follow training and make simple calculations. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience,good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown.Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • 06 Aug 2014
    Agricultural Company Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for 4 Laboratory Operators whose duties will include the following: • Assure that the production process of the mill is carried out according to specifications by monitoring the losses. • Analyse all process samples according to the company’s laboratory procedures • Analyse the boiler water parameters according to the Company’s specifications and procedures • Assure the accurate measurement of oil and kernel production • Produce daily reports of the mill’s oil and kernel losses This position is based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Laboratory Foreman; however there is a close relation with the Production Manager and the Mill Manager. Candidates with a Chemistry Degree and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply. These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have a Chemistry Degree. • Excellent communication skills are required. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Basic knowledge of Palm Oil Processing is a big plus. • Ability to manage a team of skilled personnel. • Previous experience in an industrial environment will be a big asset. • Innovative and inquiring mind. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience, good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma (s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • 06 Aug 2014
    Agricultural Company Socfin Agricultural Company is situated in the Pujehun District in Southern Sierra Leone and is currently developing a large oil palm plantation which will start production in 2015. With the completion of its modern 30 tn/h Palm Oil Mill, the company is now recruiting for a Laboratory Foreman whose duties will include the following: • Assure that the production process of the mill is carried out according to specifications by monitoring the losses. • Analyse all process samples according to the company’s laboratory procedures • Analyse the boiler water parameters according to the Company’s specifications and procedures • Assure the accurate measurement of oil and kernel production • Produce daily reports of the mill’s oil and kernel losses This position is based in the Palm Oil Mill at the Plantation in SahnMalen, Pujehun District and reports directly to the Mill Production Manage, however there is a close relation with the Mill Manager and the Head of Technical Department. Candidates with a Chemistry Degree and who are well structured and disciplined are invited to apply. These are the position’s demands: • Candidate should have a Chemistry Degree. • Should have hands on approach to the industry (being a foreman does NOT mean I do not touch a spanner!). • Excellent communication skills are required. • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must. • Basic knowledge of Palm Oil Processing is a big plus. • Ability to manage a team of skilled personnel. • Previous experience in an industrial environment will be a big asset. • Innovative and inquiring mind. • Trustworthy and dependable is a great asset for this position. • Ability to stay in the SahnMalen district in a rural area is a must. The company offers a competitive salary depending on experience, good housing and medical facilities. Please send a cover letter, a copy of your Identity Card, copies of your Diploma(s) and your CV by email to aamara@sac.sl or deliver to 7 Aberdeen Rd, Freetown. Refer to the position title on this announcement on your cover.Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • 06 Aug 2014
    Standard Chartered is now the largest private sector partner in President Obama’s ‘Power Africa’ campaign 30th July 2014, London, UK - Standard Chartered is more than doubling its commitment to ‘Power Africa’ by increasing its pledge from USD2 billion to USD5 billion, after reaching its initial commitment in 12 months. On President Obama’s launch of Power Africa in July 2013, Standard Chartered initially committed USD2 billion. With its extended commitment, the Bank remains the largest private sector contributor within the Power Africa partnership. The governments of Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and a group of private-sector firms are taking part in the initiative to improve access to clean, reliable power in Africa, and ultimately deliver electricity to more than 20 million new households and companies by 2018. Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered, said: “Over our 150 years of history in Africa, we have always strived to contribute to social and economic development, financing trade and investment across the continent. A lack of access to electricity is one of Africa’s most critical infrastructure challenges. With our extended commitment to the “Power Africa” initiative we expect to add around 7,500 megawatts to Africa’s power grid – equivalent to the electricity production capacity of Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire.” Projects that Standard Chartered has been involved with under its Power Africa commitment include: • Azura-Edo Power Project in Nigeria: This privately-owned and funded greenfield independent power plant (IPP) is setting an industry standard in legal and regulatory frameworks for other developing power plants to follow, progressing the Nigerian Government’s power sector reform. The Azura-Edo plant will harness the country’s domestic gas resources to generate 450MW of power as the first non-captive IPP in Nigeria in more than 10 years. Standard Chartered is the Global Coordinating Mandated Lead Arranger and Structuring Bank. Total invested capital in the power plant and gas supply will exceed USD1 billion. • Okija Power Project in Nigeria: This privately-owned and funded greenfield IPP will be the second (after Azura-Edo) to seek long term debt financing on a limited recourse basis. This plant of 495MW installed capacity will also utilise domestic natural gas to generate electricity in south-eastern Nigeria. Standard Chartered is the Mandated Lead Arranger and Structuring Bank. • Zambian Energy Corporation: Standard Chartered’s Private Equity Africa division invested USD57million into Zambian Energy Corporation, which will flow into its regional operation, CEC Africa (CECA). CECA has acquired a power plant and distributor within Nigeria’s privatisation plans (600MW Shiroro Hydro Plant in Niger State and Abuja Electricity Distribution Company). This will support CECA’s power infrastructure expansion strategy in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan Africa countries. On launching Power Africa in July 2013, the White House said: "More than two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity, and more than 85 percent of those living in rural areas lack access. These countries have set ambitious goals in electric power generation and are making the utility and energy sector reforms to pave the way for investment and growth." Over the last two decades, academic research has shown that the under-performance of Africa’s power infrastructure has restricted economic growth, reducing per capita GDP growth by 0.11% per year for the continent as a whole, and as much as 0.2% in Southern Africa*, where mining and manufacturing – the big industrial users of electricity – have traditionally been more important. In Nigeria, current power output is approximately 4,000 megawatts, but the country’s demand is sitting at 10,000 megawatts. It is estimated that if Nigeria could close this infrastructure gap, it would raise economic growth by 3 percentage points, equating to just over USD15 billion annually.
  • 31 Jul 2014
    Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation Formed by an Act of Parliament 2009 Broadcasting House, Jomo Kenyatta Road, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa PRESS RELEASE FREETOWN, JULY 30, 2014 As Government and its health development partners continue to battle with the outbreak of the Ebola disease that has so far claimed the lives of nearly two hundred people in Sierra Leone, there arises the need for a national coordinated approach to fight the disease. The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), the country’s national public broadcaster, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) is strengthening the sensitization campaign of the dreaded EBOLA by screening a documentary entitled The Plague Fighters two hours daily on both channels 27 and 31 until September 30, 2014. The documentary is a firsthand depiction of the public health system. We look forward to supporting government and the people of Sierra Leone to flush out the virus from Sierra Leone through a coordinated informational campaign. The Board, Management and staff of the SLBC would like to extend their condolences to those who have succumbed to the disease during the past few months and will continue to do its utmost in the fight against the EBOLA disease. END NOTE
  • 31 Jul 2014
    It was with deep shock and dismay that we received the news of the demise of one of the bravest sons of Sierra Leone, Dr. Sheku Umar Khan, a frontline champion in the battle against the deadly Ebola disease. We are particularly heartened by his selfless determination to save the lives of fellow compatriots who were struck with this most virulent of viral diseases.The Sierra Leone and West African strain is reportedly more widespread and more fatal than previous outbreaks, including the first ever Ebola outbreak in the DRC. The Speaker of Parliament andthe Leadership of the House have in separate statements, expressed solidarity with the many families who have lost loved ones to the tragic consequences of the infection. We continue to call on every Sierra Leonean to observe good hygiene and the public health authorities to enforce the Public Health Act of 1960. It is sobering that Dr. Khan has made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting to save others. But we cannot relent in the crusade against this deadly scourge. We stand with HE the President and all stakeholders and partners in the relentless pursuit of a solution and will do all in our power to support the commendable efforts of our foot soldiers in the frontline - our Doctors and nurses, so as to bring this wanton loss of precious lives to an end. We call on all communities to recognize the reality of this disease, aggressiveness of its virus and to take preventive measures against infection so that we can curb and finally eliminate this menace from our society.
  • 31 Jul 2014
    ONE COUNTRY, ONE PEOPLE PRESS RELEASE (Freetown - July 29, 2014) The Sierra Leone Peoples Party is grief-stricken by news of the tragic death of Dr. Sheikh Omar Khan. On behalf of the Leadership and the entire membership of our party, we join the people of Sierra Leone in mourning the death of a true hero of our nation. We pray that Allah in His infinite mercy will grant him Al Jannah. We also pray for the bereaved family: May God give them the strength to weather their loss. In his life’s work, Dr. Khan epitomised the true meaning of selflessness and patriotism. He represented our nation’s hope in our fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). When news broke that he had contracted the deadly virus, the whole nation prayed that he may survive and live to tell the story; sadly he has not. In his death, the nation is faced with the reality of the real challenges of combating the disease. His untimely death makes clear that despite the reluctance of the Government to declare the spread of the EVD a National Health Emergency, the situation meets that threshold. We therefore call on Government to declare a State of Public Health Emergency without further delay and to allocate meaningful resources to the efforts to contain the spread of the disease and to stem further unnecessary loss of precious lives. We also urge Government to prioritise the protection of our health workers, who are on the frontlines of this “war”. In the meantime, we call on the public to exercise restraint and to desist from doing anything that could spread panic within society. We also call on the public to cooperate fully with the health authorities, and to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. We ask for your continued support and cooperation with efforts to contain the spread of the disease. May the Soul of Dr. Sheikh Omar Khan, other health workers and all those who have lost their lives to this disease Rest in Peace! Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie National Secretary General
  • 29 Jul 2014
    Sierra Leone Association of Journalists 1st Floor, 56 Campbell Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone P.M.B. 724, Website:www.slaj.sl; Email: slaj.salone@gmail.com President: +232 76 602825,Secretary-General:+232 76 345930 _______________________________________________________________________ Date: 27th July, 2014 SUNDAYJULY 27, 2014 –The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has set-up anEbola Response Committee to support the national fight against the deadly Ebola virus that has so far claimed the lives of some 165 Sierra Leoneans since the outbreak was confirmed in May this year. SLAJ members, at a general meeting held at the Association’s secretariat, Campbell Street in Freetown on Saturday July 26, 2014, agreed that radio stations should allocate 30minutes airtime in their daily broadcast to pass on accurate information about the Ebola virus to members of the public, while newspapers also dedicate one-quarter page space for the publication of daily Ebola messages. The members also agreed that the broadcasts and newspaper publications should be done free of charge as the media’s contribution towards efforts to halt the further spread of the disease. The SLAJEbola Response Committee is charged with the responsibility of coordinating all activities undertaken by the Association on the Ebola crisis. The Committee is also responsible to develop contents that will be broadcast on radio and printed in the newspapers for daily consumption of members of the public. It also keeps track of all media activities developed on the Ebola issue. The messages to be developed by the Committee are intended to provide accurate information to the public about the Ebola disease itself, why the outbreak should be taken seriously and the preventive measures people should take to avoid coming in contact with the disease, among others. SLAJ’s social media forums (Facebook and Whatsapp) will also be providing sensitisation updates on the Ebola. SLAJ President Kelvin Lewis said it was important for the media to play its own part in the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country without necessarily looking for outside support, especially as the disease continues to claim the lives of Sierra Leoneans. “We are Sierra Leoneans first before becoming journalists, so let us play our part to ensure that the escalating trend the Ebola virus has taken is reserved,” said Lewis. The SLAJEbola Response Committee includes: Dr. Julius Spencer as Chairman, Ms. Regina Pratt of Concord Times newspaper, Mrs. Asmaa Kamara-James of Radio Democracy 98.1 FM, Mr. Joshua Nicol of CTN and the Mass Communication Department at FBC, Mr. Ransford Wright of IRN, Mr. Sallieu Sesay of mysierraleoneonline.com, and Moses A. Kargbo, Secretary General of SLAJ. The Committee will continue to work until after Sierra Leone is declared Ebola free. Meanwhile, members of the SLAJ Disciplinary Committee were also unveiled at the meeting. The members were elected during the Association’s last Annual General Meeting in Makeni in June, and they include Ms. Mamadi Gobeh Kamara, Dr. Julius Spencer and Mr. Joshua Nicol. Moses A. Kargbo National Secretary General +232-76-345930 / +232-77-708839
  • 23 Jul 2014
    Sierra Leone Association of Journalists 1st Floor, 56 Campbell Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone P.M.B. 724, Website:www.slaj.sl; Email: slaj.salone@gmail.com President: +232 76 602825, Secretary-General:+232 76 345930 _______________________________________________________________________ Date: 23rd July, 2014 SLAJ concerned over escalating trend of Ebola WEDNESDAY JULY 23, 2014 – The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is concerned about the escalating trend of the Ebola virus in the country. SLAJ is particularly concerned that the health workers who are on the frontline are now dying of the very disease they are trying to contain on our behalf. Our hearts go out to the families of the deceased health workers and moreso to those frontline health workers who have recently been infected as a result of their selfless service to the people of Sierra Leone. SLAJ is also aware of the constraints facing health workers in Ebola infested areas and notes with concern that essential safety gears are reportedly in short supply. This situation is now spreading more fear as rumours of health workers threatening to abandon their posts are rife. SLAJ hereby calls on the Government of Sierra Leone to urgently review its strategies in combatting the widespread of the Ebola virus and the increasing rate of fatalities. SLAJ urges Government to explore outside help to contain this situation, especially when very senior medical personnel – whose expertise our infected compatriots depend on for survival – have been reported to have contracted the virus in the course of their work. SLAJ stands ready to give any support required and calls on all journalists to actively join the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus. The executive of SLAJ calls on all journalists to be circumspect about the information released to the general public, such that we do not cause unnecessary panic or jeopardise collective efforts to contain the virus. Please let us control our emotions. “We have lost one journalist already, let us fight to save the lives of our compatriots,” said SLAJ President Kelvin Lewis. Moses A. Kargbo National Secretary General
  • 22 Jul 2014
    Phonecalls and text messages follow attacks of Sierra Leone’s leading music producer, Joseph Richard Abdulai aka Soundboy Riche for producing ‘Kokobeh’ song by Emmerson Bockarie and ‘This Corruption’ by Amadu B Bah, aka LAJ. Sound-Boy Richie is blind. He is an outstanding music producer and has produced songs for major artists in Sierra Leone including Steady Bongo, Jimmy B, Emmerson Bockarie, Kao Denero, LAJ, Star Zero and others. He has also produced songs for international artists across the world. There has been increased reports of political intimidation. Soundboy Riche has been telephoned with death threats for producing the United Serra Leone album featuring leading musicians in Sierra Leone opposing mineral exploitation, corruption and tribalism. It follows the consistent attacks and assaults over the last few weeks. Soundboy Richie was attacked and assaulted by 7 people on July 10th, 2014 along Campbell Street in the presence of 441 group member Edward Wright. He sustained injuries during the attack, according to a Police report at Central Police station. Soundboy Richie, who is currently in hiding in an unknown location for fear of his life being at risk, was also recently attacked by 3 people while walking along the Lumley beach in Freetown on Saturday 19th July 2014. One attacker said: ‘We want the head of LAJ. The attackers … said that they had missed killing LAJ, but would not miss RFM members," according to Soundboy Richie. Soundboy Richie said, ‘’I was attacked and asked to deliver a message to LAJ, Emmerson and other artists, not to attempt to launch the album, otherwise they will be killed. The attackers have plans to use stones to disrupt the event. They even boasted about the stones thrown at LAJ during his recent performance in Sierra Leone ’’. Soundboy Richie, who is recovering from injuries on his knees, said: "Unfortunately the attack is not an uncommon incident for musicians. Artists are targeted frequently due to our difficult work of exposing corruption and tribalism in the country. We continue to face such risks to hold our government accountable. I am a music producer and this is what I do for a living. I am not putting words into the mouth of Emmerson, Kao Denero or LAJ or any artist or tell them what to sing or not. I am just a regular music producer who is trying to make a living through my talents despite been disabled’’. "We are taking these attacks seriously," said a spokesperson at the human rights group (Rights Way International). “Four callers made specific threats. They were angry about songs produced by Soundboy Richie: ’Kokobeh’ by Emmerson Bockarie and ‘This Corruption’ by LAJ. We are concerned that something may happen to these artists, as the government is unable or unwilling to prosecute the attackers who are allegedly linked to be pro-government supporters or rivalry groups". More recently, there have been negative media attacks against musicians in the country. These media reports are baseless and unfounded. LAJ, and Emmerson have been regarded as opposition musicians. But a spokesperson for RFM said: ‘We still maintain that LAJ is innocent of the allegations against him. He is not that violent type. RFM does not believe in politics. LAJ is a peaceful artist. Music is what he does best, and he is using music to raise awareness and bring positive change to Sierra Leone. You cannot kill him for that’’. Reports of intimidation are said to have increased since release of ‘Kokobeh’ and ‘This Corruption. These songs expose mineral exploitation amid rampant corruption and tribalism in the country. Sierra Leone is the most corrupt country in the world, according to the latest report of Transparency International. The report says that over 80% of people questioned in Sierra Leone as part of their research on corruption in the country, admitted to have offered bribe to officials in order to get things done.Tensions are rising in Sierra Leone as UK-based Africa Minerals Ltd were awarded 99 years mining contract. This mining contract has been strongly opposed by environmental and civil society organisations as well as journalists and musicians. RightsWay International has said that mineral exploitation has put at risk the livelihoods of thousands families that depend on community land for jobs, food and housing. Some politicians and Africa Minerals are substantially benefiting from the resulting wealth of the natural resources to the exclusion of the local people, who owned the land. This is seen as an injustice to the poor people of Sierra Leone. The Sierra Leone Government and African Minerals allegedly involved in forced relocation of Tonkolili residents and abuses of workers' rights, according to New York based Human Rights Watch report. "The security situation for musicians is already bad. Minerals would be a curse. It always increases conflict. It would attract another civil conflict in Sierra Leone’’, said RightsWay International. Tribalism is also affecting young people. Students have been involved in tribal politics and using colours (Black and White) to intimidate political opponents. There has also been long standing rivalry between the two rival music groups. It could be recalled that the rival groups namely the Black Leo Movement of Mount Aureol and Red Flag Movement (RFM) of Fourah Bay had a serious conflict that led to the death of two member of the groups, Mohamed Lamin Sesay aka `Smoky` and Ibrahim Sankoh aka `Luda`. It is expected that the United Sierra Leone album will send a strong message to politicians who are in the habit of using the poor, unemployed youths to carry out their dirty and divisive politics of intimidation and violence. Sierra Leone has seen among other negatives, a marked increase in the incidence of tribalism in the country. Through the selfishness of our politicians, tribalism has merged into national politics and has been institutionalized at the detriment of development. The practice of tribalism by Sierra Leoneans is a major contributing factor for the setback in our development. The Sierra Leone music industry is revolutionising and music that just suits the times; appropriate for the present system and timely for a nation creeping out of the ashes of a decade long war. Particularly when amusement and entertainment are some of the things we need to help us forget our tragic past. Music has acted as a therapy to our already traumatized state. Youth who before now where considered idle, dropouts and unemployed, now grab the microphones blasting lyrics in a bid to correct the rotten system. They have also, in many ways entertained, educated and informed the people about appalling state of affairs. The United Sierra Leone album is a rejection to corruption, negative tribalism, injustice, poverty, youth violence, beefing among artists and to stop external interference in the music industry. Music can be a powerful force for good. Music can impact, influence and unify people from all backgrounds, tribes and regions. There is a need and an opportunity to do more to address a range of social issues –that threaten the stability and sustainability of our county. We have to engage the generation of young people who are highly influenced by music and hip hop culture to unite Sierra Leone through music. Kind regards,
  • 22 Jul 2014
    I have been reading derogation writings before but the one a guy calling himself Pipul Pikin wrote about Junior Navo astonishes me. When I read it and knowing what went on between these two guys, I felt as if there are little or no Sierra Leonean that believe true and genuine patriotism. let me just quote this guy "My report is criticized by the youth and the media because the media specialist at African Minerals is a Youth Ambassador and has a string of newspapers under his control, and the people and journalists are afraid to openly criticize the government. “What I reported is not too different from a similar report published by Mr. Gabrielle of the World Bank in Freetown”, Dr. Peligal emphasized. So who is the Youth Ambassador at the 419 African Minerals " This is what this guy will insinuate against someone who has been so hard working as a young man in Sierra Leone. Saying but as little as I know Junior Navo has been one of the young persons in Sierra Leone that has boldly come out to challenge the domination of old people in that country. He has quickly walk himself into the fold of old people and pierce through them to obtain keenly contested positions in one of the leading political parties. When the SLPP lost and happens to be the party of Junior Navo, he stayed away from mainstream politics and concentrated on building young people into valuable adulthood and therefore created the appropriate platform where this will happen. He started with having a radio station where young people will have the chance to voice out their concerns. He added that with Newspaper and other businesses. Junior Navo has been a respected young man that will respect anyone that is even one year older than him. The thing that make me wonder is that; the said Pipul Pikin was rescued by Junior Navo himself when he was a street child in Freetown. Junior Navo gave moral and financial support to Pipul Pikin. He, Junior Navo, has been supportive to so many street children in Freetown which action was very helpful to children of that country including Pipul Pikin. Now that it has been found that some Sierra Leoneans will go against progressive young men, I believe we should also come out to tell these people that are doing this the hard truth. It does not worth anything to read trashes posted by people that will want to make their presence known to destroy ambitious and development oriented young people. What should be the motive for such actions? If someone like Junior Navo will be pulled to drop down after all what this young man is doing, I will want to ask what else should do to be appreciated as Sierra Leoneans. Those that sit in their corners and feel it is intriguing to destroy another person are the ones that are likely to fall in massive holes that has no way for rescue. Pipul Pikin as I know him is one of the children that were said to be neglected by their parents and later one became an orphan. It was Junior Navo and some of us in the background that helped him to stand on his leg so as to create example for other Sierra Leonean children that may be out there in the street. Junior Navo played a very great role in creating that particular project. At a time Junior was labelled as one that is wasting his resources on people that will be ingrates in the long term. That is what we have started to see now. Pipul Pikin has just posted the above quote to pay Junior Navo for all he(junior Navo) has been doing for young people and street children in Sierra Leone. There is JUG in Sierra Leone that every Sierra Leonean that think has grown will like to drink; it called the DEFAMATION JUG. This where some Sierra Leonean will drink and get drunk then start to spew out bad bile at people who are determine to effect sober changes in the country. What else!!!?? What else will anyone do to make Sierra Leone a better place to live? This is disgusting.
  • 11 Feb 2014
    Where to Spend Valentine’s Day? Bintumani Hotel! Welcome to Bintumani Hotel On Valentine’s Day! Accommodation booking- 30% discount on 14th February 2014, $121 for Deluxe Standard and $161 for Normal suite (Complimentary delicious dinner will be served for two persons)
  • 22 Jan 2014
    21st January 2014 Today 21st January 2014, Brima A. Sheriff, Acting President of the Sierra Leone Film Guild (SL FILM GUILD) and Arthur Pratt, Acting President of the Sierra Leone National Film Union (Sunvalley) amidst representatives from both unions, signed a Memorandum of Association merging Sunvalley into the Sierra Leone Film Guild. In his statement before the signing, Brima A. Sheriff (SL FILM GUILD) said “We all have skills, talents and various capacities and its only when we work together as a team that we can move forward as film makers”. “Sierra Leone at this critical time needs a unified body if it is to achieve the desired aspirations of film makers. I have realized this will be facilitated in this merger” Said Arthur Pratt (Sunvalley). Considering the present status of the Sierra Leone Film Industry, this merger will enable the Sierra Leone Film Guild to act as the registered parent labour union for all film makers and both leaders are anticipating the cooperation of all Sierra Leones. Signed Sulaiman Stephens Barber Sesay (SL FILM GUILD) (SUNVALLEY) +232 78 396 292 +232 76 943 398
  • 20 Jan 2014
    The Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) wishes to inform all teachers and the general public that the Quadrennial Delegates Conferences (ODC) which includes Elections to usher in a new executive for the next four years at all level will take place as follows: 1. A nationwide sensitization on the Conferences and Elections starting on January 14th to February 14th 2. Branch Conferences and Elections will commence on February 15th to March 8th 3. District/Zonal Conferences and Elections will take place from March 15th to March 24th 4. Regional Conferences and Elections will take place simultaneously on April 5th 5. The National Delegates Conference will take place on 17th to April 18th 6. Handing Over Ceremony will take place on May19th to May 20th Meanwhile, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the SLTU will meet on February 7th and 8th in Freetown to discuss the State of the Union. This meeting will be preceded by the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) meeting on February 6th Teachers are also encouraged to listen to the radio and television as discussions will be aired across the country. The Secretariat would also like to inform members that due to the on-going Government Teacher Re- verification Exercise, registration and issuance of ID cards to serving teachers by the SLTU will commence as soon as the teachers verification exercise is completed. We wish to thank teachers for their support during this tenure of office and would encourage the active participation of all in the forthcoming delegates’ conference and elections. Long Live SLTU! Long Live Teacher Solidarity! …………………………… Davidson. A.Kuyateh Secretary General DATE 14TH JANUARY 2014
  • 20 Jan 2014
    Guarantee Trust Bank, the winners of the 2013 prestigious award as the best Banking institution for the year, has appointed a new Director General to manage the day to day activities of the bank. The bank also won this award in 2010, and now in 2013, with so many other prestigious awards, like the KPMG award and many other both local and international. The new General Manager, Gbenga Alade took on the 14th January, whiles his predecessor took over the United Bank of Africa (UBA). The Grantee Trust Banks is currently operating in Sierra Leone, Nigeria and many other African countries including the United Kingdom.
  • 20 Jan 2014
    The Head of the National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC)- Sierra Leone, Sheriff Mohamed Sapateh, has disclosed that a little above two thousand (2000) results from the 2013 private WASSCE results have been withheld by the Council for examination malpractices. According to him, there were cases of collusion, irregularities and cases of non- appearance which some of the candidates that were suspected to have been involved, pending investigations. He assured that cases without evidence will be released and that those with evidence will be handed over to the Sierra Leone Examination Committee for further scrutiny which will make recommendations to the International Final Award and Examiners Committee for the attention of the international Exams Committee where they will be determined for cancellation. Mr. Sapateh expressed dissatisfaction over the challenges in the conduct of the exams where it has become habitual that people outside the Hall worked answers and send them to candidates in examination rooms; while others connived with those that have access to the answer scripts. Meanwhile, Sierra Leone will host the West African Examination Council‘s 62nd Annual Council meeting in March this year. The programme slated for 24th- 28th March will include various activities like excellence award winners for candidates that performed exceptionally well among the five member countries, a distinguished friends of the council endowment fund and lectures would be delivered by eminent scholars from Sierra Leone with government nominees delivering papers on enhancing performances and quality.
  • 20 Jan 2014
    SHOCKING DEATH OF FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL AND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE ABDUL SERRY KAMAL Shocking death of former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Serry Kamal Added by junior on January 18, 2014. The former Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Sierra Leone, Mr. Abdul Serry Kamal , has died. The sad news of Mr. Serry Kamal’s death was received by COCORIOKO early this morning. Mr. Kamal died here in the U.S. where he had been flown for medical treatment. A tearful member of the family, Mr. Joseph Kamara, who called this newspaper, said that the former legal luminary had undergone an operation to restore his mobility after being confined to a wheelchair by GOUT ( an arthritis -like ailment that affects the smaller bones of the feet ). He had been discharged from the hospital, which we learnt was the John Hopkins Medical Center in Washington DC and was undergoing therapy at another medical facility when he had a relapse this morning. “I spoke to him yesterday and he did not seem to be in distress. But early this morning I got an SOS call that he was not doing well and was being taken back to the hospital. I was worked up. It was shortly after that I was called back and told that he had passed away. The whole family is in tears, ” Mr. Kamara went on. He said that the news spread quickly and by the time he called the family in Freetown to inform them, they had already got the news of his death, which had been published at FACEBOOK by one of his daughters. Mr. Kamal was in his early 70s. The news of Mr. Kamal’s passing has saddened lots of people in the social media and it is the news of the moment. serry kamal Mr. Kamal served the ruling All People’s Congress (APC ) as Attorney General and Justice Minister from 2007 when the government first came to power until 2010 when he was relieved in a cabinet reshuffle. He resigned from politics and reverted to his legal profession . He was one of Sierra Leone’s leading and most noted legal luminaries.
  • 10 Dec 2013
    (PROBATE DIVISION) IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT CAP 45 OF THE LAWS OF SIERRA LEONE 1960 AS AMENDED BY THE DEVOLUTION OF ESTATES ACT NO. 21 OF 2007 AND IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILD RIGHTS ACT NO. 7 OF 2007 AND IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF VALENTINE GERARD WILLIAMS (DECEASED) INTESTATE BETWEEN: MINNY GILLES As next friend Of Kareem Arthur Williams (a minor) By her attorney Dankay Cole AND PLAINTIFF NADIA ANITA DORREN PRINCE- WILLIAMS As administratrix of the estate of Valentine Gerard Williams 2813 St. Cloud Oaks Drive Valrico Florida 33694 United States of America T0: NADIA ANITA DORREEN PRINCE –WILLIAMS As administratrix of the estate of Valentine Gerard Williams NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the hearing of the abovementioned mater in the High Court of Sierra Leone has commenced and by Order of the High Court dated 21st November 2013 notice of the hearing of these proceedings is to be effected by substituted service to wit: publication of this notice in two widely read newspapers within a 7 day period of the hearing. The matter comes up for hearing on the 17th December 2013. CCV TAYLOR SOLICITOR 8 BOYLE LANE MURRAT TOWN FREETOWN
  • 10 Dec 2013
    Food and Nutrition Programme In collaboration with WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT N0. VA 13/11/020 Post: Nutrition Officer Supplementary Feeding Programme (SFP) Duty Station: Freetown, Sierra Leone Duration: 2 Years (with possibility of extension) Terms of Reference The SFP Nutrition Officer will report to the food and Nutrition Director, Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The position requires 50% SFP component of community base activities, capacity development, monitoring and supportive supervision with 50% office work: Support the Nutrition Director in national coordination of SFP activities Act as a secretary to the SFP working group Provide technical support for prevention and treatment of malnutrition Provide technical support in training national data collection and reporting on SFP Maintain the national CMAM database, which will include SFP. Specifically, the officer will • Design, prepare, implement, monitor and evaluate assigned interventions. Analyzes and evaluate data to ensure achievement of objectives and /or take corrective action where necessary to meet the objectives of the Food and Nutrition Programme. • Prepare programme documents and reports, as required including monthly, quarterly and annual reports; • Assist in development of appropriate programme communication strategies and interventions to improve the knowledge, attitude and practices of caregivers in maternal and child Nutrition, Participates in inter- sectoral collaboration with other programmes and colleagues; • Undertake filed visits to monitor district programmes, as well as conduct periodic review with District Health Management Team (DHMT) counterparts and other partners, Proposes and/or undertake action on operational procedures affecting project management and implementation, provide technical advice and assistance to DHMT Officials and other partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the SFP project; • Provide technical support as the focal point to the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) on IYCF in pediatric HIV care. • Participate in meetings for programme/project review, and follow-up on implementation of recommendations and agreements; • Assists DHMT authorities in planning and organizing training programmes and activities for the management of malnutrition. Identify training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building programme sustainability, as well as promotional advocacy; • Coordinate with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely government accountability. • Contribute to the development of the annual work plan of the Food and Nutrition Programmers, with emphasis on IYCP and CMAM (SFP) component; • Ensure quality and timely reporting of analyzed quarterly Nutrition Surveillance date; • Ensure accurate and timely input of project information in computerized programme system and issue status reports for monitoring and evaluation purpose; • Liaise with the WFP National Programme Office on issues that need their attention. • Participate in WFP partners coordination meetings to give up-date on the performance of the SFP activities • Prepare programme/project status reports required for the Food and Nutrition Programme, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc. Perform other related duties as required. Competencies The proposed staff should have at least the following qualification and experience; • A post graduate degree in Nutrition or related social sciences • At least 1 year experience in the field of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition • Knowledge and expertise in providing technical support and training on Community Management of Acute Malnutrition • Good analytic and English writing skills • Proficient use of computer and experience in analyzing data. Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of interest including the names of at least three referees (kindly indicate referee’ e-mail addresses) and curriculum vitae or Resume Do not provide copies of certificates or diplomas at this time, however, these will be required at the interview stage in a sealed envelope marked’’ Confidential’’ to the: Human Resources Unit World Food Programme 5H Old Railway Line, Tengbeh Town, Freetown and send as email with attachments to: Vacancies.SierraLeone@WFP Or drop it in the WFP Tender Box. Please mark all envelopes in the top right hand corner and label email subject lines with: VA No. 13/11/020- Nutrition Officer, Supplementary Feeding Programme (SFP) Deadline for receipt or applications is Close of business 21 December 2013. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for written test and interview.
  • 29 Nov 2013
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  • 16 Nov 2013
    HILL STATION CLUB P.O. BOX 317, FREETOWN Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Year 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Hill Station Club will be held at the Club Venue on November 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM for the following purposes: 1. To receive the report of the Chairman’s report and the accounts for the year ended 2013 2. To re-elect or elect A New Chairman and committee members for the year 2014 3. To consider and, if thought fit, pass the following resolution which will be proposed as a special resolution: THAT the amended byelaws of association of the club be approved by the General Membership. By order of the Chairman Dated October 30-2013 Evelyn A. Lewis Secretary
  • 05 Nov 2013
    General Details Title : Production and Maintenance Planner Location : Sierra Leone – Koidu Town – Koidu Limited SA Site Reporting to: Head of Engineering and Maintenance House : 48 per week Contract : Fixed Job Purpose  Providing of a planning function to the Engineering Department to ensure optimum availability and reliability of equipment. Main Duties and Responsibilities  Custodian of the Maintenance Planning System  Compile management reports (availability utilization, reliability, cost/hour, lifecycle rotation)  Ensure optimum maintenance planning function by scheduling and planning preventative maintenance activities well ahead of execution.  Liaise with the procurement department on an ongoing basis to review outstanding orders, spares availabilities spares consumption trends and make recommendations accordingly  Analyze and interpret maintenance and operational trends and recommend changes where necessary to improve the maintenance functions  Maintain updated records of job cards issued, returned orders placed and outstanding orders and recommends changes where necessary.  Manage/coordinate the creation of maintenance schedule Qualification and Experience  Engineering Diploma (mechanical) or equivalent or alternatively a qualified artisan with at least 10 years shop floor experience augment by at least five years supervising/planning experience in a heavy maintenance industry preferable in an earth moving and/or mining setting.  Must be proficient with Microsoft project and Microsoft Excel.  Strong analytical ability  Must fluent in English Please forward your application to the Human Resources & Administration Manager. OCTEA Mining – Koidu Limited 84 Wilkinson Road Freetown Or Charlie One Gate KOIDU Limited Mining Concession Tankoro Chiefdom Koidu Closing date for receipt of application is 8th November, 2013. Only shortlisted applicant will be contacted Octea Mining KOIDU Limited is an equal opportunity employer
  • 05 Nov 2013
    Job Description General Details Title : Assistant Physician Location : Sierra Leone – Koidu Town – Koidu Holdings BA. Site Reporting to: Chief Physician and Head of Support FunctionsHours per week: 48 Contract : Fixed Job Purpose  Providing professional medical care and administrative support to Koidu Mine Site. Area of Responsibility  This position is responsible for providing all medical care inside the company, including caring for patients admitted in the Koidu Mine Site Medical at Clinic. Main Duties and Responsibilities  Responsible for clinic operation including management of manpower, equipment and ambulance.  Assist with formulating and administer health programs  Oversee maintenance of case histories, health examination reports, and other medical records.  Attend to patients in Medical Clinic or on field and re-examine disability/critical cases periodically to verify progress.  Diagnose and treat work related illnesses and injuries of employees and conduct fitness for duty physical examinations.  Responsible for all Medical Reporting and Control measures  Conduct analysis regarding claims, complaints, improvements performance of insurance provider.  Make recommendations regarding pre-employment medical check-up report sent by new recruits/contractors.  Respond to emergency situations (incidents, disaster, evacuation) regarding medical ambulance, and related aspects.  Be on standby for “after hour” emergencies and or serious illnesses  Responsible for all medical administrative tasks including keeping track of medical stock on order, monthly valuations and medical reports.  Responsible to keep a record of and co-ordinate the medical dependent program. Qualifications and Experience  A duty licensed Physician  Competent in advanced practice skills as defined by Medical Standards.  Ability to work under stress and in non structured settings  Sound knowledge of Malaria  Able to handle confidential information  Must have a caring and outgoing personality  Good communication skills  Able to make swift decisions and stay calm  A good level of physical fitness  Strong resilience and stamina  Valid driver’s license Please forward your application to the Human Resources & Administration Manager. OCTEA Mining KOIDU Limited 84 Wilkinson Road Freetown Or Charlie One Gate KOIDU Limited Mining Concession Tankoro Chiefdom Koidu Closing date for receipt of applications is 8th November, 2013 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted Octea Mining – KOIDU Limited is an equal employment opportunity employer.
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