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A wind of change is blowing in Sahn-Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun District, as a result of the quiet diplomacy between the Paramount Chief, Liaison Department of Socfin Agricultural Company and the communities. Towns/ communities are openly apologizing to the Paramount Chief for all the damages that have been caused to the chiefdom and the agricultural company who have done tremendously in that part of the country.

Communities such as Bamba, Bendu, Banalleh among others have openly apologized to the Paramount Chief for all the wrongs they have in the chiefdom.

Author: 
Spectator Press

On 21st March 2019, in its bid to support the strengthening of a resilient Health system in the country, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), delivered 15 vehicles to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS).
Poor health and poverty are inextricably linked.

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

Sierra Mineral Holdings 1 Limited (Vimetco), a bauxite mining company in Moyamba, held several meetings with Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Mines in Freetown during first week of April 2019 regarding the company’s plan of expansion with the construction of a value-added alumina tri hydrate plant within its concession. Except production of Aluminium, alumina tri-hydrate is also widely used in refractory industry, ceramics industry, for water purification, serves as flame retardant filler and as polishing compound, etc.

Author: 
ABT Special
General Manager of Socfin in a tet-a-tet conversation with the people

As part of the Agricultural Company engagement in communities within the concession area of operations in Malen Chiefdom in educating and sensitizing the people on the operations of the company, the General Manager Philip Tonks and Community Liaison Managers have been engaging 23 of the 52 villages in the concession area where Socfin Agricultural Company operates.

Author: 
Cecil Cole-Showers Jnr
(From left to right.. Legal B, P.C Kebbie, Secretary to VP and Belmoh of Socfin)

The Secretary to the Vice President Barba Fortune has informed residents and stakeholders of Sahn-Malen Chiefdom that the formation of a Transition Committee is part of Government of Sierra Leone position to solve the long protracted land issue in the chiefdom.

Fortune, expressed hope for the commitment of the people towards peace is achieved as was promised in the 10th November 2018 mediation meeting in Sahn Malen Chiefdom were various stakeholders called for peace and tranquility.

Author: 
Cecil Cole-Showers Jnr

The Indian communities living in Freetown are running scared after the event that took place at 20 Guard Street on Sunday March 17th 2019 featuring an Indian national.

In the wake of the unfortunate incident, irrational people have taken upon themselves to put the lives and properties of Indians living in Freetown in jeopardy by threatening to ransack their shops and business premises.

Author: 
(SLENA)

The Inspector General of Police, Dr. Richard Moigbeh has taken Shakerndas into high esteem after it started and completed what he described as a wonderful police post constructed for the safety of the people of Wellington community.

The occasion which attracted religious and traditional leaders, military and police officers, stakeholders and various community people was held at the new building, opposite Sierra Leone Brewery Limited on Thursday, March 13th, 2019.

Author: 
ABT Special

As operatives of the Ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) are busy trying to make political gains with the Free Education programme, schools in Tokeh village in Constituency 110, Ward 388, which have been in existence for over a decade, have not been approved despite the efforts made so far to have the Ministry of Education approve them to enhance learning in that tourist attraction Peninsular village.

Author: 
Ilyasa Baa
(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.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

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