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Nurses and other health workers across the Western Area were reported to have stormed the headquarters of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) in Freetown on Monday morning to demand an explanation for the non-payment of their allowances for two months.

Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

The Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has effected payment of the 2013/2014 Students Personal Annual Allowances to the tune of One Hundred and Eighteen Thousand United States dollars (US$118,000) to Sixty- Six Sierra Leonean students who are pursuing various courses of study in the People’s Republic China.

The Sierra Leone Embassy in Beijing, People’s Republic of China is currently disbursing this entitlement to the 66 listed students.