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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

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

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 

As Plan to Blackmail the SLP Backfires, ACP Mira put to Shame

As Plan to Blackmail the SLP Backfires, ACP Mira put to Shame With abounds evidences in possession of this writer, it is crystal clear that Madam Mira Dubuya allegations of injustice and mistreatment are nothing but a well calculated and orchestrated ploy aim at dragging the SLP reputation into mud. Mira enrolled into the SLP force in 2006 and within a shortest time rose to a rank that others who have spent 20yrs plus are still grappling to reach. (But this should be a story for another day) There are series of missions for Police officers including Formed Police Unit (FPU), Individual Police Officers (IPO) and the P&D.  There is a policy in the SLP, that officers sent on peace mission abroad must pay certain amount back home to the force peacekeeping directorate as maintenance for training and other expenditures.  ACP Mira in 2021 through the SLP, went to the UN Police mission in the United States, under the P4 category where her annual salary was over ninty thousand U

SLP Releases 2023 Crime Statistics

SLP Releases 2023 Crime Statistics ©Kembay  The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has on Wednesday February 14, 2024, released the national crime statistics data for 2023. According to the report, a total of 30,491 criminal and accident cases were recorded and investigated in all the 6 Police Command Regions across the country with an overall crime rate of 0.35% The report added that in 2023, there was a slight reduction in rate by *0.4%. "For the past 4yrs from 2019 to 2023, the country had recorded considerable reduction in the rate of crime which ranked her third in Africa as the most peaceful country and first in West Africa", stated the report.  Possible explanations for the reduction the disclosed include, improved and sustained community engagement in the fight against crime, improved logistical support in the form of patrol vehicles, enhanced operational coordination at strategic, tactical and operational levels, and enhanced inter-institutional relationship betwe

Dr. Sengeh meets Serbian Prime Minister, discusses partnership in technology and innovation

Dr. Sengeh meets Serbian Prime Minister, discusses partnership in technology and innovation Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday 13 February 2024 Chief Minister of Sierra Leone, Dr David Moinina Sengeh has met with H.E Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Serbia on the margins of the World Governments Summit, where they both discussed possible ways of partnership in technology and innovation. The Chief Minister said that Serbia was a testament of a small nation that had done extremely well in its development process by becoming a leading hub for technological advancement. He also spoke about Sierra Leone’s ‘Big Five’ agenda, noting that President Bio was committed to having the right partnerships in moving the government’s agenda.  “Our two countries have great layers of collaboration, particularly in using technology as a major tool for development. Your journey has been remarkable and we want to learn from it. We want to strengthen partne

Sierra Rutile to suspend operations on March 11th this year

Dear All, Sierra Rutile’s Board and Management have taken the decision to temporarily suspend its operations effective 11th March 2024 until further notice. A Notice of Suspension has also been issued to Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL). Therefore, from the 11th of March, all staff will be required to stay at home apart from a selection of skeletal staff including security staff to maintain our assets. All staff will be paid their full salary unless and until otherwise advised.   This temporary suspension is intended to allow time for Sierra Rutile and GoSL to reach a mutually agreeable resolution on the fiscal regime that will apply to Area 1, while the company focuses on restructuring the business, lowering our costs, and realigning our production plans in the light of current global market conditions affecting the demand for, and price of, rutile.   We understand that this will add a layer of uncertainty for staff, but we urge you to be patient while we take the necessa

Chief Minister David Moinina Sengeh engages global leaders on President Bio's Big-5 agenda.

Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister, David Moinina Sengeh Engages World Leaders on President Bio’s Big-5 Agenda on the Margins of The World Government Summit On the margins of the World Government Summit, Chief Minister David Moinina Sengeh met with HE Mohamed Bin Taliah, the Chief of Government Services at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs in United Arab Emirates. The two leaders discussed service delivery across their respective governments and agreed to collaborate in ways that will improve public services through digitalization. HE Taliah also expressed interest in supporting Sierra Leone in reforming the public sector and in the digitisation of Sierra Leone’s Justice sector. Public and Justice Sector Reform is one of His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio’s Big-5 priority areas.  (C) Office of Chief Minister, February 12,2024

Sierra Leone Bar Association Awards Chief Immigration Officer

Sierra Leone Bar Association Awards Chief Immigration Officer   Country Lodge, Freetown 9th February 2023 The Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) on Friday 9th February 2024 graciously awarded the astute, dynamic, diligent Sierra Leone Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Hon. Alusine Kanneh for his unwavering support to access to justice and the Sierra Leone Bar Association Dems project. Presenting the award to the CIO, Eddinia Michaela Swallow-President - Sierra Leone Bar Association said the former law maker has over the years contributed immensely to the justice system and has also positively helped vulnerable people to access justice, continued commitment to promoting justice and the rule of law during his representation in both the 4th and the 5th Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone.   The Bar Association further recognized Hon. Kanneh's contributions to the Sierra Leone Bar Association as a testament to his tireless efforts to make a positive

Chief Minister, Dr David Moinina Sengeh has arrived in Dubai

News Brief Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister, Dr David Moinina Sengeh has arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates ahead of the 2024 edition of the World Governments Summit slated for 12th -14th February. The theme for this year is: “Shaping Future Governments”.  The Chief Minister will be attending the Summit with a huge profile and reputation. It could be recalled that in last year’s edition of the World Government Summit, Dr Sengeh received the ‘Best Minister in the World’ Award for his ‘exceptional efforts in demonstrating excellence in the public sector and implementing successful reforms to better serve the needs of citizens’.   Dr. Sengeh will deliver an opening keynote address at a forum on “Government Services” and share his experience on Sierra Leone’s digital transformation efforts. The Chief Minister is also expected to address a panel on “Minds of the Move: Human Centric Empowerment”, where he will discuss President Dr Julius Maada Bio’s Human Capital Development age

As IGP Sellu Instills Discipline, SLP Excels at Global Level

As IGP Sellu Instills Discipline, SLP Excels at Global Level. With Peacekeeping missions folding up in Somalia and South Sudan, the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has been called upon to stay back and send in more troops.  This was disclosed in a well packaged information dished out by the Director of Crime Services, Commissioner of Police (CP) Joseph Ibrahim Lahai. Dilating on things unfolding, CP Lahai stated that with the limited available resources, the SLP is performing very well at globa level.   The SLP Commissioner, went on to informed that due to the exemplary performance in peacekeeping missions, the SLP has been asked to stay and send in more troops as other countries fold up in AMISOM  "This is because how we train the Somalia Police, how we network with them and handle critical issues surrounding policing" said Commissioner Lahai.    As Haiti situation comes to normalcy, the country he said has called on the SLP to chip in and help build up their Police In