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Big Fish incident, a lesson for Sierra Leoneans

Big Fish incident, a lesson for Sierra Leoneans By: Kembay Those always clamouring for War after seen yesterday random shooting on Charlotte and Lightfoot Boston Streets in Freetown by a desperado should now know such is just a tip of an ice bag in a warfare.  Big Fish after forcefully snatching, the riffle from the female police officer didn't go on looking out for APC or SLPP but was determine to shoot at anyone who dare stand his way irrespective of your political loyalty, Religious trait, tribal or Regional connection.  The few minutes he spent with the gun while moving up an down, saw almost all the streets in CBD deserted with everyone indoor except the security forces who were positioning themselves at intersections point to end the menace.  What caused the desertion and the indoor staying was that everyone knew that either by mistake or intention coming in contact with Big Fish at that moment, would have been your end. That is

In the upcoming presidential elections, the SLPP is expected to receive more than 62 percent of the vote.

Analytical writing May 31st 2022 Wheather you like it or not,Apc is going to lose the next election Census result has indicated International and national experts have  done a fine job of developing and presenting a comprehensive and credible Census analysis for our beloved country.It has shown a clear picture of our population disparity and density and a complete departure from the 2015 Census in which Apc completely cooked the books.  Result analysis  Aside from Freetown, the result analysis has shown that the southern and Eastern provinces have 1 million 262 thousand people more than the north east and north west regions  combined  North east/northwest combined. 2 million, 501 thousand South/ east combined 3 million, 763 thousand   Differential- 1 million, 263 thousand It has been estimated that  roughly 60% of Sierra leoneans are going to register to vote and the registration turn out will be evenly spread across  all the regions.Regardless of how many people tu

Tomabum rice production

Sierra Leone's government is still working hard to ensure that Tomabum rice production becomes a reality. Despite the fact that the community has small-scale rice production, which has helped to reduce the impact of the high cost of a bag of rice. A plan has been developed to begin large-scale rice production, however this cannot be realized unless specific structures are in place. As a result, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the Regional Rice Value Chain Project in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will sign a contract with an international consultant for Tormabum infrastructure development.

ACC has recovered over $10,000 from some thieves and restored it to its rightful owner.

ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION CATHEDRAL HOUSE 3 GLOUCESTER STREET FREETOWN SIERRA LEONE, WEST AFRICA                                                                          27th May, 2022. NEWS BRIEF ACC PAYS BACK LE:105,800,000 RECOVERED CASH TO ABERDEEN WOMEN CENTRE The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has today, Friday 27th May 2022, at its 3 Gloucester Street, Headquarters Office in Freetown, handed over a cash of Sixty-Two Million Leones (Le:62,000,000) to the Management of the Aberdeen Women Centre, being recovery from an investigation into alleged misappropriation of Two-Hundred and Twenty-Eight Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty-Six Thousand, Four Hundred and Ninety-four Leones (Le:228,766,494) by some staff members attached to the  Finance Department of the Centre. Prior to this presentation, the ACC had also on the 25th May 2022, handed over to the Women Centre a recovered cash of Forty-Three Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Leones (Le43,800,000) As of toda

SIERRA LEONEANS IN THE UNITED STATES DEMAND THAT THE ACC CONTINUE ITS INVESTIGATION OF THE ALLEGEDLY CORRUPTED FCC MAYOR.

By Joseph Freeman in USA A group of Sierra Leoneans stormed the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Washington DC today in support of President Bio’s fight against corruption.  The group agitated for the ACC to continue investigating the Freetown City Council Mayor Yvonne Aki Sawyer. Aki Sawyer should not be a sacred cow. No one is above the law. Sierra Leone is a democratic country, and President Bio is highly respected at international level for human capital development, women’s right and gender parity , rural electrification, improvement in the mining sector, and the fight against corruption.  Unfortunately, Aki Sawyer is using her ill gotten wealth to hire women in the United States to demonstrate on her behalf. She failed in her agenda of giving a bad name to the government of President Bio. Surly, corruption is fighting back.  President Bio  has the full support of the people of Sierra Leone, and the Sierra Leone diaspora community in United States. Aim Network Ne

An individual who falsely claimed to be a WAEC officer was apprehended by the Tankoro police.

A Fake WAEC Officer has been detained and is in the custody of Tankoro Police Division, according to D/Pc 13822 Sorie Komba. The crackdown on imposters within the district of Kono is gaining traction.  A fake  military commander was apprehended by the Tankoro patrol unit around a month or two ago. Today, another imposter claiming to be a member of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) was unsuccessful at the Ansarul Islamic Girls Secondary School Center. Mohammed Akim Sonnie, who claimed to live at No. 14 Gassama Street, Calaba Town, Freetown, is accused of harassing students and envigilators in Koidu City during the ongoing WASSCE exams. He was walking around with a self-made WAEC ID card, claiming to be a Coordinator. Unfortunately for him, he went to Ansarul Islamic Girls Secondary School today during the WASSCE examination time, where he presented himself to be a WAEC staff member performing normal checks. Mr Ibrahim Sahid Koroma, principal of the Kono Model Acade

Important message from SLRA to Freetownians

SIERRA LEONE ROADS AUTHORITTY PUBLIC NOTICE GLOSURE OF THE HILLSIDE BYPASS ROAD TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC The General Public is hereby informed that, following consultations with the Ministry of Works and Public Assets (MWPA), contractor, CSE, consultant, Techsult and other major stakeholders, including Drivers Union, Bike Riders Union, Police, Office of National Security (ONS) and Community Stakeholders, the SLRA, has decided to temporarily close the Hillside Bypass Road from Mountain Cut junction to Black Hall Road for a maximum period of one (1) month effective May 30, 2022, to enable the contractor, to substantially complete the Project. The General Public is further informed that the decision to temporarily close the road was largely based on encroachments on the Right of Way, safety and security considerations for the worktorce, particularly in terms of free, quick and easy movement of machines, equipmernt and personnel on site. Whilst every efforts would be done to ensure

"Stop Inciting Soldiers," Sorie Fofona's admonition to a failed politician, Chernor Bah

𝐒𝐑𝐨𝐫𝐭 π‚π¨π¦π¦πžπ§π­ π€πŸπ«π’πœπšπ§π’π¬π­ 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬…. 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐒𝐭𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐨π₯𝐝𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐬 π‘©π’š π‘Ίπ’π’“π’Šπ’† 𝑭𝒐𝒇𝒂𝒏𝒂 The Africanist Press based in the United States of America has been busy publishing payroll documents obtained illegally from the Ministry of Defence. The payroll documents show significant disparities between salaries and wages paid to senior officers and their junior counterparts in the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces. These publications are intended to stir up loyal soldiers to embark on unlawful behavior. Thankfully, we now have a professional Army trained to protect the territorial integrity of the country. After the SLPP of Ahmad Tejan Kabbah was elected in 1996, several newspapers emerged. Most of them were established and funded by opposition elements within and even outside the country. Some of those newspapers started publishing stories aimed at inciting the Army to rebel against the democratically elected government of Ahmad Te

Two major locations in the Kissi Kingdom now have access to electricity.

Energy Reformation Deputy Energy Minister Connects Koindu,Buedu to Sierra Leone’s Growing Mini Grid,Says Electricity will help Kissi Land Regain its Lost Glory By:Austine Luseni  Communications Specialist  Ministry of Energy  Koindu/Buedu Towns,Kailahun District,Saturday May 21,2022  Deputy Minster of Energy,Dr.Eldred Taylor,has commissioned mini grid facilities at Koindu and Buedu and spoken about the transformative steps taken by President Julius Maada Bio to change the development narrative in Kailahun district,with specific emphasis on enabling Koindu repossess its before-the-civil-war status or prominence. Welcoming the Deputy Minister and his entourage,Chiefdom Speaker of Kissi Teng Chiefdom,Falla Jusu,said he and his people could not hide their collective joy,adding that Koindu,which was a cynosure of international trade and a commercially burgeoning town before the war,was now on the path to regaining that status and flair. He said his people were tremendously appre

Osman Yansaneh is accused of issuing a double press release with contradicting statements.

PRESS RELEASE  PRESS RELEASE THE OFFICE OF THEE OUTGOING EXECUTIVE OF THE ALL PEOPLES CONGRESS PARTY (APC) HAS BEEN DRAWN TO SOCIAL MEDIA AUDIOS AND VIDEOS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND SUPPORTERS OF THE MIGHTY  APC THAT, THE OUT GOING EXECUTIVE HANDED OVER TO THE TRANSITIONAL COMMITTEE HEADED BY MR ALFRED PETER CONTEH THE SUM OF THREE MILLION LEONES Le 3.000,000) BEING THE FINANCIAL STANDING OF THE (APC) AT THE TIME OF HANDLING OVER. HOWEVER, THE OUTGOING EXECUTIVE WILL LIKE THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS OF THE PARTY TO KNOW THAT, THE PRONOUNCEMENT OF THE WORD THREE MILLION LEONES WAS A SLIP OF TONGUE THAT IS COMMON AMONG INDIVIDUALS. THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS OF THE PARTY ARE THEREFORE INFORMED THAT, THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND THE PARTY'S FINANCIAL STRENGTH IS THREE BILLION LEONES (Le 3.000.000,000/00) AND NOT THREE MILLION LEONES Le 3,000,000/00) AS WIDELY RUMOURED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.WE URGED ALL TO REMAIN CALM AND NOT BE DISTRACTED BY OUR DISTRACTORS WHO ARE ON THE EXIT POINT. IN THE STRUGG

CHICO receives the Angola Town Project Site from Guma.

Guma Hands Over Angola Town Project Site to CHICO The Guma valley Water Company in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Minister and Ministry of Water Resources has on Thursday 19th May, 2022 handed over the project site for the construction of the Angola Town Water Supply System to China Henan International Corporation Group (CHICO) at a ceremony held at Angola Town witnessed by stakeholders. Ing. Francis Lahai, Deputy Managing Director of Guma Valley Water Company who chaired the ceremony said the construction of a water supply system in Angola Town “is welcome news” and hoped that the contractor will complete the works on the stipulated date stated for the contract implementation. The Deputy Managing Director said the project will construct a Treatment Plant with a capacity of 2500 cubic meters and a 25-kilometer distribution network which on completion will improve on access to water supply in Angola Town, Adonkia, Ogoo Farm, and Lakka Communities. He strongly e

ACC CONCLUDES AN INVESTIGATION OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF SIERRA LEONE'S "BRIBE" STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT.

ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION CATHEDRAL HOUSE 3 GLOUCESTER STREET, FREETOWN SIERRA LEONE, WEST AFRICA Ref: ACC/PR/22/010                                                                       20th May, 2022 MEDIA RELEASE ACC CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION OF “BRIBE” STATEMENT BY THE GOVERNOR OF BANK OF SIERRA LEONE TO PARLIAMENT. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has concluded investigation of the Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL), Professor Kelfala Morana Kallon over remarks he made at a pre-leislation presentation to Parliament on the 22nd November, 2021, in which he said, he “bribed” people who were hoarding the Leone to bring it back into the banking system in the total sum of Sixty-eight Million US Dollars (USD$ 68,000,000).   The ACC opened a full investigations into the financial dealings of the BSL beyond the statement and forensic investigation confirmed the following: i. That in a meeting held in December 2020, the Gove

See what BBC Umaru Fofona had to say about the 2016 water crisis.

  I've stated numerous times that the Sierra Leone government is implementing significant improvements. One notable development that has yet to be recognized is the improvement in water access in the municipality of Freetown. It should be noted that there are still extremely serious difficulties that we hope the government will use all available resources to address.  In comparison, the four-year administration has fared significantly better in terms of water management than the previous 11-year APC administration. I was one of those who continuously protested the city's bothersome water crisis during the APC era. Not only has the New Direction Government taken excellent strides to alleviate the vexing consequences in the city, but it has also expanded the drinking water program to rural areas. Many towns and Chiefdom headquarters in this country have functioning pipe-borne water systems. See what BBC's Umaru Fofona had to say about the Freetown water problem in

Sierra Leone receives $50 million from the World Bank.

As World Bank Pumps $50m President Bio's Government Breathes Life Into Digital Transformation By: Zacharia Jalloh Strategic Communications Unit, MIC. After several solid engagements with the World Bank by the Minister of Information and Communications Mr. Mohamed Rahman Swaray to support the Government's Digital Transformation of Sierra Leone, the World Bank has internally approved $50 million to the project.  The project will support digital skills, enhance e-governance and promote cyber security in the country. The President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has always emphasised on Sierra Leone catching up with the fourth industrial revolution. The President in his address at the State Opening of the fifth session of the fifth Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone highlighted the gains the country has made in enacting the Cyber Security and Crime Act, Digital Transformation project and the Data Protection Bill that will soon be tabled in Parliament for approval. "Th

NOTICE FROM THE PETROLEUM REGULATORY AGENCY ON THE FUEL ISSUES

SIERRA LEONE PRESS RELEASE THE AVAILABILITY OF FUEL PRODUCTS IN-COUNTRY 19h May 2022 The Petroleum Regulatory Agency ( PRA) has observed queues at some retail outlets in the major cities for fuel. These have been as a result of some delays along the supply chain that currenty affect the Industry and many actions being taken by government to address the issue. It is obvious that the crisis in Europe also continues to affect the supply of petroleum products all Over the world. However, the Government and the Oil Importers continue to ensure the avalability of products in Sierra Leone. The PRA would like to clarify the following: There are enough petroleum products in the country and no need for stockpiling. Government is working closely with the Oil Marketing Companies to ensure that additional petroleum products are imported to avoid supply disruptions. The highest monthly rise in pump prices in the International Oil Markets was recorded in March 2022. Sierra Leone responded

Why is Sierra Leone's music business still on its knees?

I was reading an incomprehensible article written by a claimed musician named Atical Foyoh, who was attempting to get Sierra Leoneans to support their music career. If you get the opportunity to speak with Atical Foyoh, please inform him that music is not a religion, and that people always prefer to listen to good music with thunderous sounds and meaningful words. People will find it difficult to support you if you sing but lack those attributes. Atical Foyoh's facebook post Because the goal is to enlarge the fan base and create money, an artist should have neutral words on his songs that will appeal to everyone. However, because the bulk of our Sierra Leonean artists get their money from politicians rather than fans, they will choose to be one-sided. It's either they'll elect to support a regime in order to acquire recognition from them, or they'll choose to oppose a system in order to gain favor from the opposing side. In reality, s

Le3m handed over to the APC 21 man Interim Executives. Story by Kembay

By: Kembay Le3m handed over to the APC 21 man Interim Executives, President Bio and Professor Francis Statements Justified The handing over note including financial accounts from the out gone executives of the main opposition APC has proven that statements from the then Chief Minister, Professor David Francis and President Bio that Sierra Leone was run by racketeers and the APC is not good for itself and the country respectively is in deed true. The then ruling APC was ousted out of power in the 2018 general elections by the then main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP). Following the change of power, a traditional team  headed by Professor Francis was set up. Launching the transitional team report at State House which was dubbed as "The 2018  GTT Report", the head of the team discloses series of corruption by the out gone government and in a nutshell tag the entire out gone executives as racketeers. The President elect, Rtd Brig Julius Maada Bio also ref

How did EBK help to the construction of the Magbele Bridge?

Let me be clear about something. Nobody denies that former President Koroma initiated the construction of the Adikali Madu Bridge, formerly known as the Magbele Bridge. But first, let's look at what transpired. The European Union is working on an initiative to improve access to West African countries. And the European Union has been a partner to West African states for over 40 years, and the European Union is West Africa's largest trading partner, supporting the region in a variety of ways with the goal of improving people's living conditions and ensuring long-term development. Despite the fact that West Africa's global trade has more than tripled in the last decade, and the integrated West African economy is estimated to be worth more than €1 trillion in commerce, industry, agriculture, services, and other sectors, serious development challenges such as peace and security, a growing young population in desperate need of new economic opportunities, and mig

Drizilik, a well-known Sierra Leonean artist, will be one of the faces of Mercury's partner affiliate program.

Mercury International, Sierra Leone's largest betting firm, has signed award-winning hip-hop and afrobeat singer Benjamin Menelik George, better known by his stage as Drizilik, as a celebrity brand ambassador for their Affiliate program. Part-time jobs will be available through the affiliate program for partners who bring in new consumers and market the company's sports betting offerings. Drizilik is well-known among the company's consumers, has a substantial online following, and will contribute significantly to the affiliate program, according to the managing director. The musician Drizilik expressed his gratitude for the partnership, saying that he values the company's effect and that he has always sought out opportunities to work with businesses like Mercury International that have a positive impact on Sierra Leone's youth. SEE VIDEO STATEMENT Drizilik statement of appreciation

The scheme of President Bio and Vice President Jalloh to create Port Loko a political stronghold has been exposed.

The aim for making Port Loko SLPP political base is straightforward. In today's politics, the only successful technique for gaining favor in any of Sierra Leone's four regions is performance. And the SLPP, led by President Bio and Vice President Jalloh, has just completed significant work for the Port Loko District, which would gain them electoral votes.  See below for some of the great achievements made by the New Direction Government in Portloko District during the last four years. (1) $270million ultra-modern Airport right in Lungi. (2) Constructed and complete the Magbele Bridge (3) Open and expand Marampa mines (4) Solar electrification in Lokomasama  (5) Solar electrification in Masiaka (6) Free Quality Education (Muraldo Lunsar topping WASSCE result nationwide) (7) Brought investors for the Rombeh rice plantation (9) 5 Industrial Factories under construction in Songo (10) More girls are now attending school in Portloko (11) Built the Dr. Kadie Sesay Secondary

The APC's interim committee of 21 members is completely regionally imbalanced.

Names of 21 man interim committee for Apc 8 MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT NORTHWEST 1. Hon Abdul Karim Kamara  2. Hon Abdul Kargbo  NORTHERN REGION 3. Hon Lahi Marah 4. Hon Aron Koroma WESTERN REGION 5. Hon Rugiatu Rose Kanu 6. Hon Lawyer Alpha Amadu Bah SOUTHEAST REGION 7. Hon Amadu Kanu 8. Hon Tom Tucker  NATIONAL YOUNG CONGRESS 9. Ibrahim Prince Tholley WOMEN'S CONGRESS 10. Marie Tabaka Kamara  DIASPORA REGION 11. Hassan Kamara  LEGAL TEAM 12. Alpha Jalloh Esq 9 MAN FOR ALFRED P. CONTEH 1. Alpha Peter Conteh 2. Hon Ibrahim Bundu  3. Rashid Santigie Sesay 4. Sulemani Bumneh  5. Chernor Ghadafi Sesay  6. Madam Emma Simbo 7. Alhaji SAT Kamara  8. Alhaji Akar Koroma  9. Bintu Conteh