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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). 

Author: 
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”.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr
President Julius Maada Bio

No amount of negative and fictitious publicity will discouraged Socfin Agricultural Company from leaving the shores of Sierra Leone.
The frustration of some of these Human Rights Organizations in piling pressure on the government on genuine investors in the country will continue to scarce financiers to come and invests in the country.

The agricultural company has given a facelift to Sahn-Malen Chiefdom as the entire chiefdom was a ghost town but with the intervention of the Agricultural company the chiefdom is a works yard.

Author: 
ABT Special
Robert Stansfield: land deals should not be ‘land grabs’

 

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development’s Economic Growth Team Leader in Sierra Leone, Bobby Stansfield, has said responsible agricultural investment is an important focus of DFID’s work to promote trade, investment and private sector development and, it is right for the small West African country.

Author: 
Ahmed SahidNasralla (De Monk)

Fierce was the wild billow
Dark was the night
Oars laboured heavily
Foam glimmered white
Trembled the mariners
Peril was nigh
Then said the God of God
"Peace! It is I."

St. Anatolius
This is the tale of two captains. One who threw his sailors overboard for the sharks to devour and the other who after realising his mistake of ditching them threw them life rafts.

Author: 
Andrew Keili
Dr. Dennis Sandy: all-inclusive approach to management of land in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Lands, Housing and Environment, Dr. Dennis Sandy, has urged stakeholders to join his ministry to adopt an inclusive system in the administration and development of land in the small West African country.

Speaking at a one-day workshop on the Implementation of the National Land Policy in the context of Responsible Agricultural Investments organized by Solidaridad Sierra Leone on Tuesday at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Freetown, Dr. Sandy emphasized that the land governance situation in the country is a cause for concern.

Author: 
Ahmed SahidNasralla (De Monk)

A recent case report by a Belgian International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO), FIAN International and its surrogate local NGOs in the country on the State of Sierra Leone with specific reference to Sahn Malen Chiefdom in Pujehun District, Southern Province where Socfin Agricultural Company has invested millions of United States Dollars has left many concerned Sierra Leoneans wondering whether the foreign organization and its surrogate NGOs acting like sheep in wolves clothing have the effrontery to dictate to the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) as to the outcome of the lease agreem

Author: 
Sheka Turay

Marking the end of the twenty one days of national prayer and fasting declared by the Body of Christ-SL, citizens from all walks of life, and Christians from various denominations gathered at the Siaka Stevens stadium on Syke Street, Brookfields, Freetown, Friday, February 22nd 2019 to give thanks to God, where they prayed against tribalism and regionalism, among other issues.

Author: 
Alie Mozart Sesay
(Manu Eggen, hands off our country)

A case report recently published by FIAN’s international, an international human rights organization continued to project Sierra Leone in a terrible and appalling manner to the international community, if the government continues to make lip service on these burning issues.

Author: 
Sheka Sesay

Freetown City Council has installed street rubbish collection bins across the capital Freetown, to help combat the problem of waste collection and disposal.
Speaking on Radio Democracy FM 98, Mayor Aki-Sawyer said garbage collectors will be collecting garbage from houses and take them to the transit points for onward transfer to dumping sites.

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