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Tollgate contract document

The contract document for Tollgate that was endorsed by the APC government. Verify aspect 10:4 of the contract document to ascertain whether it was explicitly stated that fee adjustments would be made in the event of an exchange rate issue.   Please check on points 10:4 The remaining documents will be posted later 

Very important security updates for Sierra Leoneans

PRESS CONFERENCE ON PREPAREDNESS OF THE SECURITY SECTOR  FOR THE JUNE 2023 ELECTIONS AND CRITICAL ISSUES BEING DEALT  WITH BEFORE AND AFTER THE ELECTIONS – A Statement By The National Security Coordinator, Mr. Abdulai Caulker, On Behalf of The Security Sector, Dated Friday,  16th  June 2023 1. Members of the Fourth Estate, Elections observation Missions,  Colleagues in the Security Sector, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,  good afternoon and welcome to this very important gathering, 2. Ladies and gentlemen, we are very close to the June 24 multi-tier  elections, and so we have deemed it necessary to call this press  conference.  3. The statement, which I am going to make, is on behalf of the security  sector, and it is in two parts. The first part is to give you an update on  the state of preparedness of the security sector for the upcoming  elections in terms of our professional readiness to deliver security. The   second part will highlight some of the critical issues

Sierra Leone Celebrates United Nations Security Council Victory

Sierra Leone Celebrates  United Nations Security Council Victory  The Office of the First Lady has on Monday June 12th 2023, successfully hosted a cocktail reception at the Bintumani Conference Centre in recognition of Sierra Leone’s election to the United Nations Security Council. The event was graced by development partners including members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers of Government and Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies. Addressing the invited guests, His Excellency Dr. Julius Maada Bio recalled that Sierra Leone got elected on Tuesday June 6 2023, by an overwhelming majority, to serve a two-year period as non-permanent member of the United Nation’s Security Council. Sierra Leone, he said, will serve meaningfully at the security council in line with the country’s seven priorities. Delivering the vote of thanks, Her Excellency the First Lady Dr. Fatima Bio expressed appreciation to Sierra Leoneans for choosing peace ov

Eight illegal protestors arrested

FREETOWN EAST MEDIA UPDATE Eight protesters have been arrested together with their placards at Foamex Junction, Calabatown, for conducting an unlawful demonstration to disturb the public peace.  Their timely arrest came as a result of the joint security patrol operations conducted by both SLP and RSLAF personnel of Freetown-East. Suspects who identified themselves as; John Bangura, Tejan Conteh, Ibrahim Samuel Foday, Gibrilla Sesay, Mohamed Kargbo, Junior Sahr Boima, Alusine Kamara, and Mohamed Junior Mansaray are now at the CID Headquarters for further investigation.  See pics below. By Ahmed S. Turay, Regional Media Officer FT/East.

Two arrested...

34-uear-old Sallieu Conteh, an auto-electrician of 14 City  Road, Brima Lane, East-end of Freetown, is in custody at the Waterloo Police Station after he threatened to "crush to death the Police" over a political argument that erupted in a poda-poda that was heading to Waterloo.  Enraged by the threats on the lives of the Police, the poda-poda driver, together with some passengers, handed the said suspect to the Waterloo Police for further investigations.  In another development, 22-year-old Sheriff Kargbo, who lives at the Waterloo *Bormeh Dumpsite* along the Freetown-Waterloo highway, is in detention at the Waterloo Police Station after he was caught destroying the newly-erected Sierra Leone Police tents at Tombo junction, Waterloo.  "I have no relevant excuse for my action. I am willing to pay for the damaged Police tent," remarked the suspect, who was in a remorseful mood. More to follow.  Media Team Waterloo Divis

IMF drops $20.8 million to the New Direction Government

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

The Gbenseh chiefdom has given president Bio their full support

KONO HERITAGE MEDIA HUB Gbenseh chiefdom authorities endorsed president Bio for a second term LEGAL POETIC JALLOH - MEDIA CHIEF The Traditional Rulers in Gbense Chiefdom, Kono District; including the Acting Paramount Chief, Aiah M. Kamanda; the Acting Chiefdom Speaker, Sahr Gbondo; the Chiefdom Mammy Queen, Finda Sinah; the Chiefdom Administrator,  Pa Daramy; the Chiefdom Youth Chairman, Aiah Joseph Mbayoh, have unanimously accepted and endorsed all the listed candidates of the SLPP in Kono District and have equally endorsed the second term bid of President Julius Maada Bio. These senior traditional authorities were also joined by five of their Section Chiefs, including Sub Chiefs at a ceremony held at the Gbense Chiefdom Administrative Head Quaters in Koidu City.  The candidates were presented to these Chiefdom authorities by the charismatic Kono District SLPP Chairman, Safea Leslie Moiwa, who made a brief but breathtaking recollection of some of the "game