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Turkish Ambassador Pays Follow-up visit to IGP on PIKM Regulation

Turkish Ambassador Pays Follow-up visit to IGP on PIKM Regulation By Kembay Police Headquarters George Street Freetown, Wednesday 28th February, 2024 Her Excellency the Turkish Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Madam Sibel Erkan has visited the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. William Fayia Sellu to know the SLP stands on the Police Coordination and Cooperation Center (PIKM), ahead of the 5-6 May and 15-17 July, 2024 OIC meetings in Banju and Yaounde respectively.  In her presentations, Her Excellency Madam Erkan discloses that, her visit was to know if the SLP is interested in being part of the Police Coordination and Cooperation Center (PIKM) establishment following the 13th Summit  heads of States and Government of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The PIKM she went on to explained would be established to combat terrorism, extremism, organised crime and to strengthen capacities of PIKM members states.  "For the Center to become op

๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ:๐€ ๐‚๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐…๐ฎ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐๐ฒ ๐๐ข๐ ๐จ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ

Commentary ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ: ๐€ ๐‚๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐…๐ฎ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐๐ฒ ๐๐ข๐ ๐จ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐๐ฒ ๐’๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ค๐ก ๐Œ ๐๐š๐ฐ๐จ๐ก Last week’s publication by the leading Sierra Leonean Think Tank, the Institute of Governance Reform which highlighted amongst other issues people’s perception of what they thought might have motivated the recent coup makes an insightful reading.  In the IGR study titled: Violence Entrepreneurs- Understanding the Actors and the Incentives behind the November 26 failed Coup”, five main reasons were proffered as possible motivating factors for the failed coup on November 26th. They include the economic hardship, the credibility issues of the June 24th , the trend of coups in Africa, the political division and lastly “part of a chain of violent disturbances promoted by anti-government forces unsatisfied with the change of government since 2018”.  No sane mind can downplay the seriousness of other factors highlig

I find the Nigerian police force's decision to remove those two police officers unimpressive

I find the Nigerian police force's decision to remove those two police officers unimpressive. I believe the money request made to the Dutch visitor was not deliberate; rather, it was intended as a jest, in my opinion.  Suppose their action was deliberate and contravened the professional code of conduct for law enforcement. Police officials in Africa often engage in corrupt practices by accepting bribes from other Africans without facing consequences. However, when such actions are committed against a Western individual, the police are more likely to face disciplinary measures, maybe to appease Western societies.

Police arrested suspected Arm£d Robbers with harmful gadgets

SECURITY UPDATES FROM LUMLEY DIVISION, FREETOWN.   Police arrested suspected Arm£d Robbers namely Alpha Kamara of Wash car, Aberdeen, Freetown, and Jestina Hawa Bindi of 67c City Road, Kissy, Freetown with one old Ozzie Automatic Gรผรฑ with nine (9) rounds, two old Cรผtlas$es, and one old giant cutter with yellow handle. The investigation is in progress. SLP MEDIA TEAM.

GoSL Supports The Guinean Counterpart With Petroleum Products

GoSL Supports The Guinean Counterpart With Petroleum Products The Government of Sierra Leone was deeply saddened and shocked about the recent fuel accident in   Conakry and in sympathy and in solidarity with the Guinean’s government and its citizens , the Government of Sierra Leone through Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA) is currently giving supportive hands to the Guinea’s government with some supply of petroleum products . The dispatch of Bulk Road Vehicles (BRVs) with petroleum products to the Guinea’s government emanated as a result of the recent fuel explosion in one of their main oil terminals in Conakry . This aims at cushioning the apparent challenges Guineans will experience during this difficult moment. The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone,His Excellency Retired Brigadier President Julius  Maada Bio sent special envoys on behalf of the Government of Sierra Leone headed by the Executive Chairman of Petroleum Regulatory Agency ( PRA)  together

Parliamentary Committee on Energy Pays Courtesy Call on Energy Minister

Consolidating the Energy Gains.. Parliamentary Committee on Energy Pays Courtesy Call on Energy Minister,Commends Minister for Working with  and Valuing Inputs from Committee  Austine Luseni  Communications Specialist   Ministry of Energy  Contact:077377042/034157390 Conference Room, Ministry of Energy,Freetown,Thursday 21st December,2023..... Members of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Energy have paid a courtesy call on Energy Minister, Alhaji Dr. Kanja Sesay, to discuss ways of strengthening  cooperation between the two arms of government and to introduce new members of the Committee drawn from the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party, SLPP,  and the opposition All People's Congress, APC. Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Energy, Hon. Kekura Vandi,said they had called at Electricity House because they wanted to thank the Minister for collaborating with the Oversight Committee and for valuing its inputs towards reforms in the sector.

Sierra Leone Chief Immigration Officer Signs MOU with Belgium Immigration Office

Sierra Leone Chief Immigration Officer Signs MOU with Belgium Immigration Office   Brussels, Belgium 19th December 2023 In a resounding effort and remarkable strategic plan in strengthening the Sierra Leone Immigration Department in twine with His Excellency, President Dr. Julius Maada Bio's agenda, the erudite Chief Immigration Boss, Hon. Alusine Kanneh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Immigration Office of the Kingdom of Belgium. The MOU seeks to open doors for collaboration, and to make sure that there will be a bilateral symmetry, information exchange capacity, visa processes, focusing on strategic immigration issues such as border management control, collaborative initiative, security intelligence exchange programs technology integration, humanitarian efforts and migration policies. After the signing the MOU, the Director-General of the Belgium Migration Office, Frederick Rosemont, thanked the CIO and team for honoring

Audit Report on the Accounts of Sierra Leone for the year ended 31st December, 2022

PRESS RELEASE PARLIAMENT TABLES THE AUDITOR-GENERAL'S REPORT ON THE ACCOUNTS OF SIERRA LEONE 2022 Freetown, Sierra Leone - 19th December, 2023 - The Acting Auditor-General of Sierra Leone wishes to inform the general public that the Audit Report on the Accounts of Sierra Leone for the year ended 31st December, 2022 which was submitted to Parliament on Thursday 14th December, 2023 has been tabled in Parliament on Tuesday 19th December, 2023. Section 119(2) of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone mandates the Auditor-General to audit the Public Accounts of Sierra Leone and all public offices including; the courts, the accounts of the central and local government administrations, the universities and public institutions of like nature, any statutory corporation, company or other body or organisation established by an Act of Parliament or statutory instrument or otherwise set up partly or wholly out of Public Funds. Section 119(4) of the 1991 Constitution also

World Bank Approves US$ 65 Million Budget Support to Sierra Leone

GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE MINISTRY OF FINANCE PRESS RELEASE World Bank Approves US$ 65 Million Budget Support to Sierra Leone The Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Finance, is pleased to inform the General Public that the World Bank Board Executive Directors has approved the Third Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Development Policy Financing (DPF) and the disbursement of a $65 million Grant, which will support the Government of Sierra Leone to address critical developmental challenges, by supporting reforms related to macroeconomic stability, mining sector governance, land management practices, gender equality, and accountability of the public sector. The DPF addresses weaknesses in land management, mining, and public sector governance while strengthening climate adaptation and resilience. Reforms supported by the programme are consistent with the World Bank's crisis response framework for supporting green, resilient, inclusive development, the Global

The Sierra Leone police increases the ransom to 70, 000

The Sierra Leone police increases the ransom to 70, 000 NLe for 12 of the Most Wanted fugitives in connection with the failed coup of November 26, 2023!!!

Ernest Bai Koroma, were actively involved in the failed coup attempt

  Information and Civic Education Minister reveals on TV that there is evidence that both former and current guards of the former President, Ernest Bai Koroma, were actively involved in the failed coup attempt on November 26th and some travelled from his house in Makeni for the operation and went back to Makeni after the operation failed https://youtu.be/UlbJI7o61XU

NaCSA Commissioner Pledges Sierra Leone’s Support To The Global Refugee Challenges

NaCSA Commissioner Pledges Sierra Leone’s Support To  The Global Refugee Challenges  Geneva, Switzerland Thursday 14 December 2023 The Commissioner of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), Ambassador Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina, has on behalf of His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio, pledged to the global supports for refugees to effectively and efficiently address the numerous challenges faced by refugees around the world at the ongoing Second Global Refugee Forum (GRF) 2023 at the Palexpo Complex in Geneva.  The Global Refugee Forum is held every four years, and is the world’s largest international gathering on refugees. It is designed to support the practical implementation of the objectives set out in the Global Compact on Refugees: Ease pressures on host countries, enhance refugee self-reliance, increase access to third-country solutions and improve conditions in countries of origin.  In his statement, the Head of Sierra Leone’s Delegation, Am

Energy Minister Welcomes Sierra Leone's Re-selection for MCC,Says Compact will Positively Impact the Country's Energy Mix

Consolidating the Energy Gains.. Energy Minister Welcomes Sierra Leone's Re-selection for MCC,Says Compact will Positively Impact the Country's Energy Mix  Austine Luseni  Communications Specialist   Ministry of Energy  Contact:077377042/034157390 Thursday 14th December,2023..... Sierra Leone's Minister of Energy, Alhaji Dr. Kanja Sesay,has welcomed Sierra Leone's re-selection for the Millennium Challenge Corporation,MCC, Compact Development Prgoram,stressing that the program would in no small measure radically and positively impact the country's quest to provide a more reliable and affordable electricity supply. The Compact is expected to improve private sector participation in power supply,double the energy transmission capacity,increase access in select towns,and enhance sector governance and institutional capacity. "Goverment has massively and deliberately invested in the energy sector, and we are gradually but surely getting to wher

Salone was re-selected to continue Compact Development by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC

On Wednesday, 13 December 2023, Sierra Leone was re-selected to continue Compact Development by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors, chaired by United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The re-selection signals increased confidence in the actions taken by the Government of Sierra Leone to address concerns that the MCC Board raised in September. The proposed Compact will increase the availability of reliable and affordable electricity in Sierra Leone. Specifically, the Compact will increase private sector participation in power supply, double the energy transmission capacity, increase access in select towns, and enhance sector governance and institutional capacity. Having recently concluded the Core feasibility studies to determine the scope of the Compact, Sierra Leone looks forward to engaging in negotiations with MCC to finalize the process. In November 2023, Sierra Leone passed the MCC Scorecard for the fifth consecutive time 

Consolidating the Energy Gains..

Consolidating the Energy Gains.. Energy Sector Stakeholders  Discuss Mini Grid Operations and Challenges  Austine Luseni  Communications Specialist   Ministry of Energy  Contact:077377042/034157390 Conference Room, Ministry of Energy,Freetown,Tuesday 12th December,2023..........The Deputy Minister of Energy, Dr. Eldred Taylor, together with the Chairman Presidential Initiative on Food Security,Renewable Energy and Climate Change, Dr. Kandeh Yumkellah,has superintended over what could be described as a productive energy stakeholders' engagement to discuss emerging concerns around Sierra Leone's flourishing mini grids. The Deputy Minister of Energy said that energy was a critical driver of national development, noting that this was why President Julius Maada Bio had prioritized the sector. He said the dialogue was meant to be an open one with the view to proferring solutions to the emerging operational challenges that the mini grid sector was f

Superintendent Akim Turay sends a warning

From :  Superintendent Akim Turay.  Good morning, good afternoon  and good evening to all Sierra Leoneans.  I write to inform Sierra leoneans that there is an audio going round which one "Alias Sa-Jay" is claiming to be the author of the said audio in which my name was made mentioned of.   First of all, I want to inform the general public that as a senior police officer, am against the ugly incident  that took place on Sunday 26th November, 2023. I had never been part and parcel of such act, and I will never be included in such an unlawful act to cause unrest in the country. I believe in serving the government of the day and never to go against the disciplinary rules and regulations of the the Sierra Leone Police Force. Since serving the RSLAF, I am always on the right course of defending the government of the day and the people of ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra Leone. Therefore, who soever that is trying to implicate me, neither to damage or defame my  friendly character and relati

United State Envoy meet with Sierra Leone Foreign Minister in Abuja

United State Envoy meet with Sierra Leone Foreign Minister in Abuja On the margins of the 91st Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, Sierra Leone's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, *Timothy Musa Kabba,* has engaged in productive bilateral diplomatic discussions with the United States Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, *Mary Catherine Phee* , at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, Nigeria. The two distinguished diplomats explored avenues to enhance both current and future bilateral relations between the United States of America and the Republic of Sierra Leone, emphasizing the importance of fostering robust connections The discussions delved into crucial matters concerning peace and security in the West African sub-region. Mutual assurance was exchanged, highlighting diplomatic cooperation across various areas to yield shared benefits.  Sheku Tanga Information Attachรฉ  High Commission of Sierra Leo

COP28: Dr Yumkella discusses President Bio’s food self-sufficiency drive

COP28: Dr Yumkella discusses President Bio’s food self-sufficiency drive Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday December 8 2023 Chairman Presidential Initiative for Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Food Security, Hon. Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella has delivered an address at the “Alliance Of Champions For Food Systems Transformation Consultation” Forum at the ongoing COP28 in Dubai, where he also discussed efforts being made by Sierra Leone’s President Dr. Julius Maada Bio to achieve food self-sufficiency in the next five years.  Sierra Leone is among 134 countries who have signed the Leaders Declaration on Agriculture, Food and Climate to strengthen food systems, build resilience on climate change and aid the fight against hunger. The Food Alliance, due to be formally launched during the COP28, will be Co-chaired by Sierra Leone, Norway, and Brazil to provide roadmap to accelerate global partnerships on food security. UAE Minister of Climate Change an

Former Chairman of the NPRC has condemned the failed coup attempt

Message of condemnation on the November 26th Failed Coup Attempt Fellow Sierra Leoneans, It is with great disappointment and concern that I addressed you today regarding the failed coup attempt that took place on November 26th. As someone who has experienced the consequences and devastation caused by a coup, I feel compelled to speak out against such actions and condemn them in the strongest possible terms. Having led the NPRC coup on April 29th, 1992, I understand the chaos, violence, and instability that a coup can bring upon a nation. It is a dark chapter in our history that we should strive to overcome and never repeat. The attempted coup on November 26th represents a threat to the hard-earned peace and progress that Sierra Leone has achieved over the years. A coup undermines the foundations of democracy, erodes trust in our institutions, and disrupts the lives of ordinary citizens. It tears apart the fabric of our society and jeopardizes the future of our b