Tuesday 24 April 2018
(Awoko 07/04/13)
The waste management company, Masada Energy International has withdrawn all its dustbins and equipments from where they had been positioned. One of the company’s shareholders, Gibril Wilson told this reporter that the move is a temporary measure. Masada had deployed its dustbins and equipment in strategic areas of the capital to include, Youyi building, Aberdeen, Cockle Bay, Parliament, Lewis Street and at the Bormeh dump site. Mr. Wilson maintains, “Masada is committed and ready to clean Freetown” given that the company has all it takes in terms of machinery, equipment and protective gears to enable its workers to deliver service “efficiently and effectively”. He disclosed that Masada has been cleaning the city on its own accord for the last months...
(Ventures Africa 07/04/13)
VENTURES AFRICA – President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone ended a week-long visit to China upon the invitation of the Chinese leadership and Tsinghua University where he was invited to deliver a speech at the 2nd World Peace Forum. While in China, President Koroma met the Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders and business officials and signed a number of multi-million infrastructure deals with his host country. President Koroma visited China Kingho Energy Group and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sierra Leone Government for the developing of a mine and port project in Sierra Leone, the construction of a power plant, construction of a transport and logistics facility, a 250 km railway construction starting from...
(Sierra Express media 07/03/13)
The newly-elected SLPP Young Generation Leader of Constituency 111, which covers Aberdeen and its immediate environs in the western part of Freetown, Maada Salia (in photo), has vowed to work with the ruling APC for the development of his constituency and the nation in general. He called on all other political parties to refrain from activities that bear the propensity to disturb the peace and tranquility of Sierra Leone. Maada Salia was speaking shortly after their inauguration as new executives for the constituency. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Aberdeen Community Centre on 29th June, 2013, and well attended by party officials from the Western Area and the National Secretariat. The ceremony also attracted officials from the ruling APC...
(Cocorioko 07/03/13)
The theme for this year’s (the 13th Annual) Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series sponsored by Constituency for Africa (CFA) in Washington DC, is: “Harnessing the African Diaspora in Building Capacity in Africa” and I am pleased to state that the Special Guest for this prestigious 2013 series in America, will be no less a distinguished personality than one of Africa’s most effective and efficient leaders ever; H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone who is currently chairing the African Union Committee of Ten on Reform of the U.N. Security Council and who is the first African Head of State to grant his African country’s citizenship to African Americans whose DNA analysis indicates their heritage is from Sierra Leone...
(Awoko 07/03/13)
The Ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party has won the seats the two constituencies and one local council ward in the recent bye-elections conducted by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on the 29th June instant. The elections were held in Constituencies 62 and 29 and Ward 329. Announcing the results, the Chief Electoral Commissioner and Returning Officer of NEC, Christiana Thorpe said that for Constituency 62, the Commission received and accepted a letter of withdrawal from the contest from John Gbla, an Independent Candidate who had gone through the process. Because of this, she declared, Aaron Koroma of the APC was duly elected Member of Parliament for Constituency 62 in the Tonkolili District. For the bye- election in Constituency 29...
(Awoko 07/03/13)
Chief of Staff in the office of the President has declared that Sierra Leone will become an oil producing country in 2017 given the country’s rich potential in the mineral. Dr. Richard Conteh who was representing President Ernest Bai Koroma made this declaration yesterday, Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 at the start of a Mining, Energy/Oil and Gas infrastructure INDABA conference and exhibition held at the Miatta Conference hall, in Freetown. Dr. Conteh in his keynote address described Sierra Leone as “the top reformer” in West Africa for the year 2013 while he recounted the country’s strides in the consolidation and maintenance of democracy, given the free, fair, credible and peaceful multi-tier election she conducted recently. He said Sierra Leone is...
(Cocorioko 07/03/13)
With this latest trip serving as his third visit as President of Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 1st July ended a week-long visit to the Peoples Republic of China upon the invitation of the Chinese leadership and Tsinghua University where he was invited to deliver a speech at the 2nd World Peace Forum. The World Peace Forum was in 2012 launched as China’s first and only high-level non-governmental international security forum. Whilst in China, President Koroma met with the Chinese leadership, including President Xi Jinping, Vice President Li Yuanchao and the leadership of Tsinghua University. President Ernest Bai Koroma also held fruitful discussions with China Kingho Energy Group and also visited their headquarters in Beijing; visited Kingho...
(Awareness Times 07/03/13)
The World Bank Country Manager, Mr. Francis Ato-Brown has expressed satisfaction that Sierra Leone has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty which is in consonance with the overall World Bank Poverty eradication mandate. Ato-Brown reiterated the World Bank’s continued support to Sierra Leone’s poverty reduction program. According to World Bank’s Sheriff Mahmud Ismail, a recent statistical report indicates that Poverty is going down in Sierra Leone. Furthermore, Ismail indicates that poverty figures on gender parity make a bruising indictment of the Sierra Leone’s patriarchal society, “in urban areas, male and female headed households are equally likely to be poor, but in rural areas, female headed households are less likely to be poor”. After mocking his fellow males, with a wry...
(Awoko 07/03/13)
The Parliamentary Committee on Transport and Aviation yesterday invited the Minister of Transport and Aviation together with top management officials of the Sierra Leone Airport Authority (SLAA)to answer to queries relating to the grave security lapse at the airport which led to the brakeage of a private aircraft belonging to an Angolan businessman. During the Committee’s sitting yesterday in Parliament, the name “Westminster Security” a British-based security company, was roundly blamed for the said security lapse that resulted to thieves breaking into a private aircraft that was parked at the airport. Whilst Members of Parliament who form the Committee were asking probing questions on the update of security issues at the airport, Westminster Security Company on whose behest the airport...
(Awareness Times 07/03/13)
With this serving as his third visit as President of Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday June 30th ended a six-day visit to the Peoples Republic of China. His visit was upon the invitation of the Chinese leadership and Tsinghua University where he was invited to deliver a speech at the 2nd World Peace Forum in Beijing. The World Peace Forum was, in 2012 launched as China’s first and only high-level non-governmental international security forum which won universal acclaim from all sectors of society. During his week-long visit, President Koroma met with the Chinese leadership, including President Xi Jinping and Vice President Li Yuanchao and the leadership of Tsinghua University. President Ernest Bai Koroma held fruitful discussions with...
(Ventures-Africa 07/03/13)
VENTURES AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Tuesday said it has earmarked up to $3 billion for Africa’s power sector over the next 5 years. AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, speaking from Dar Es Salaam, said the bank’s interventions will include investment loans, reforms, advisory and guarantees in the energy sector. This is part of the bank’s backing for President Barack Obama’s $7 billion Power Africa plan which Obama unveiled on Saturday in Cape Town, South Africa. The US-led power plan will pay more attention to advancing more access to power in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania. Blue chip companies including General Electric and Symbion Power will also invest an additional $9 billion. Kaberuka said AfDB will...
(The Wall Street Journal 07/02/13)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., July 2, 2013;Today, Sloud, Inc. announced its subsidiary, JP Anderson has graduated 21 new investment advisors from its training program in Sierra Leone. The new advisors will help to bring financial advisory services to the people of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Deputy Governor from the Bank of Sierra Leone, Ms. Adrina R. Coker, will distribute certificates to the graduates. The training program was sanctioned by the Sierra Leone Stock Exchange and JP Anderson will hold a graduation ceremony on July 3(rd) in Freetown, Sierra Leone. For additional information, please visit www.jpawealth.com . "We are very proud of our first group of trainees. These amazing individuals will be at the vanguard of the financial services industry in...
(Sierra Express media 07/02/13)
With this latest trip serving as his third visit as President of Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 1st July ended a week-long visit to the Peoples Republic of China upon the invitation of the Chinese leadership and Tsinghua University where he was invited to deliver a speech at the 2nd World Peace Forum. The World Peace Forum was, in 2012 launched as China’s first and only high-level non-governmental international security forum. Whilst in China, President Koroma met with the Chinese leadership, including President Xi Jinping, Vice President Li Yuanchao and the leadership of Tsinghua University. President Ernest Bai Koroma also held fruitful discussions with China Kingho Energy Group and also visited their headquarters in Beijing; visited Kingho...
(Sierra Express media 07/02/13)
A Women’s Media organization has overwhelmingly condemned the increase of sexual harassment and raping of young girls in Sierra Leone. A press release issued by the organization states. Women in the Media Sierra Leone (WIMSAL) wishes to express its disappointment over the recent increase in the number of reported rape cases in Sierra Leone. It is disheartening to note that in the month of May alone, the ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children Affairs recorded over 100 rapes and other sexual related cases of girls mostly under 14 in Freetown. The press release also continues to say that “WIMSAL notes that, this is a very crucial Human Rights violation that causes severe physical and psychological damage that these girls...
(Voice of America 07/02/13)
President Obama is on the last leg of his three-nation tour of Africa, aimed at promoting U.S. trade with the continent. As Washington turns a fresh eye toward a continent that Obama describes as about to “take off," U.S. government officials and investors alike will find that geopolitical rival China has already made huge strides there. China’s footprint in Africa is huge. The 20-story African Union tower (in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia) which Beijing donated to the continental group is a testament to the size of Beijing’s ambition. “Every country, as it achieves global greatness, seeks to leave behind major landmarks that become evidence of its ascendance into global power," said Wole Soboyejo. Winston Wole Soboyejo spoke...
(Awoko 07/01/13)
Dr CokerAfter serving the Aureol Insurance Company (AIC) board in his capacity as Chairman for over a decade, Dr. Patrick Coker sent a shock wave through the spine of shareholders when he announced his resignation at the 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company held at the Stadium Hostel, last Friday. He dropped his parting shot at the end of the meeting when he informed shareholders that he would be retiring at the end of the meeting, and therefore called on the Secretary of the Board, Mrs. Viola Jones to read his resignation letter. Dr. Coker’s letter as read stated that “after due consideration, I have decided that after more than 12 years, it is time for me to...
(Awareness Times 07/01/13)
River Side Guest House (RSGH) which was formally one of the leading ultra-modern guest houses in the Tonkolili District was on Thursday 27th June 2013 re-opened in Magburaka town, Tonkolili District. RSGH, located at the junction of Makeni Road and Hotel Street in Magburaka town recently underwent massive infrastructural facelift that has caused its operations to be put on hold for some months now. The newly commissioned guest house. The ceremony attracted eminent personalities including the district magistrate, Magistrate Ernest Gooding and the Assistant District Officer, Haroun Kai Turay, among others. In her opening remarks, the Chairperson of the ceremony, Madam Ramatu Sanusie, who doubles as member of the Police Partnership Board (PPB) in Magburaka, registered her thanks and appreciation...
(Awoko 07/01/13)
Aorel Aureol Insurance Company has recorded a profit of Le3.18 billion before tax; shareholders were informed at the 26th Annual General Meeting at the National Stadium Hostel past Friday. The figure compared to that of last year was Le2.565 billion, which shareholders were told was an increase of 24%. In the Chairman’s statement to shareholders, Dr. Coker reaffirmed that “I am indeed pleased to report that your company continued to deliver a very strong financial and operating performance.” He noted further that, “your company continued to significantly improve on its Gross Written Premium which rose from Le11.06b as at 31st December 2011 to Le15.927b for the corresponding period to 31st December 2012, which was an increase of 43.98 percent.” Speaking...
(Awoko 07/01/13)
A three-days Retreat of the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority at the J&E Hotel in Bo ended on Saturday 29th June, under the theme, “Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority Board and Management Retreat on Team Working and Performance as Drivers for a Successful Contribution for the Agenda for Prosperity in Sierra Leone.” The speeches of the various speakers on the opening day drove towards better roads despite the many pot-holes and cuts in the roads within the country. The Chairperson of the occasion, Alice Pratt wasted no time in establishing the purpose of the meeting which she sighed was “the theme.” Workers at SLRTA she stressed should “work together” or at least “inculcate attributes of team spirit.” The Management and...
(Awoko 07/01/13)
FrudAlhaji Musa Sheriff and Suleiman Chendeka alias Tamba Chendeka, are presently being investigated while in police custody for allegedly duping two American business men the sum of one hundred and six thousand United States dollars ($106,000) for the sale of a 14.9 carat diamond. According to Mayour Patel, who is one of the victims, his father Subhash Patel came to Sierra Leone two years ago with the aim of establishing a business through a friend name Suma who introduced him to Mrs. Isatu Barry. He said his father stayed with Mrs Barry in Kono who introduced him to the Gold business. He added that Mrs. Barry introduced his father into Diamond trade which he himself became interested in when his...

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