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GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE MINISTRY OF FINANCE PRESS RELEASE The International Monetary Fund Approves Sierra Leone's Economic Performance Under the Extended Credit Facility Programme on 5th June 2023 The Ministry of Finance. in collaboration with the Bank of Sierra Leone and the National Revenue Authority, wish to inform the general public that the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has, on 5" June  2023, approved the Economic Performance Programme of the Government of Sierra Leone, which will trigger immediate disbursement of about US$20.8 million. It is worth noting that the global economy is currently facing challenges occasioned by unprecedented overlapping multiple crises severely impacting all countries' economic fabric. These crises have manifested into high inflation, depreciation of currencies, deteriorating external accounts, high-interest rates and rising debt levels and vulnerabilities.  The crisis has also wo

Man Arrested In Mile 91 For Unlawfully Possessing Scores Of Voter ID Cards

Man Arrested In Mile 91 For Unlawfully Possessing Scores Of Voter ID Cards

By Richmond B Tholley

The Mile 91 Police Division is presently investigating an alleged case of unlawful possession of voter identification cards, according to Sub Inspector Santigie Bangura, the Information Officer of the Mile 91 Police Division.

Mohamed Kamara, a resident of Rochen Kamandao village in the Yoni Mamaila chiefdom, Tonkolili District, in the Northern province was arrested on Wednesday 19th April 2023, at around 13:50 hours, in possession of large quantity of voter ID cards.

"On Wednesday 19th April 2023, at 13:50 hours, Jumu Kallon of 19 Old Police Road Mile 91Town assisted by PC 14186 Bangura A, attached to the Rochen Kamandao Police Post, arrested and brought in one Abdul Kamara of Rochen Kamandao village was found in possession of ninety-nine (99) ECSL voter identification cards suspected to have been unlawfully obtained or stolen," the Mile 91 Division media Officer said.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for the  Mile 91 Police Division, Bangura said, has obtained statements from the complainant, witness, and suspect respectively. Kamara, the suspect is currently in police custody.

"The suspect is presently detained pending further investigation," the media Officer said.

The CID, he said, is conducting a thorough investigation into the matter to determine how the suspect came into possession of the voter identification cards and if he was working alone or with others.

"The Mile 91 Police Division is taking the matter seriously and is committed to ensuring that the perpetrators of this crime are brought to justice," Bangura further stated.

The investigation, he confirmed is in progress, and the Mile 91 Division will keep the Sierra Leone Police authorities informed of any developments in the case.

He called on the public to cooperate with the Police.

"The public is encouraged to cooperate with the police division in providing any information that could be useful in the investigation," Bangura said.


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