The Acting Auditor General, Mr. Abdul Aziz, last Friday 17th February, 2023 entreated the technical female staff of Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) to be committed to their jobs and take advantage of emerging opportunities relating to the audit work during a meeting on the 12th Floor of the Freetown City Council Building.
The Japanese Government through the Office of the Honorary Consul General of Japan in Sierra Leone yesterday Tuesday 20th December, 2022 provided US$89,880 (Eighty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty United States Dollars) to Self Help and Development Everywhere (SHADE- Sierra Leone) for the construction of a primary school and sanitation facilities in Kargbulor Village, Magbema Chiefdom, Kambia District under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP).
Speaking at the signing ceremony of the grant contract between the Japanese Embassy and the local NGO SHADE - Sierra Leone at the Embassy in Freetown, the Ambassador of the Republic of Japan to Sierra Leone, H. E. Mochizuki Hisanobu said an important reason for providing funds for the project is to complement the Government of Sierra Leone’s efforts in the implementation of its Free Quality School Education (FQSE) flagship program.
Ambassador Mochizuki said providing FQSE and creating a conducive environment for learning are also consistent with Japan's ODA policy to facilitate sustainable and self-reliant development of the partnering with countries through educational and human resources assistance.
He said the Government of Japan has been supporting rural communities in Sierra Leone through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects for many years.
Ambassador Mochizuki said the GGHSP aims at responding directly to the requests for small-scale development projects from the local communities and Non-Governmental Organizations.
According to him, the Japanese Government remains committed to continuously providing livelihood support to Sierra Leoneans by addressing the needs of the rural communities, noting that the signing of the grant contract for the project is a testament to such a continued commitment.
Executive Director of SHADE-SL, Madam Christiana Y. Khanu said “with the resilience of SHADE-Sierra Leone and the financial intervention from the people of Japan through its Embassy, today, Kargbulor will have an ultra-modern school building with funds from the great people of Japan.”
The project will comprise six-school building, an office for the head teacher, furniture, a latrine with a wash station, and a borehole well.
Shak D Unstoppable aka Mr Fitness has reached new heights with his brand new single #LefBadHeart. The rapper summarized his life experience in the music industry, which is riddled with envy and hatred, in this new song ‘Lef Bad Heart’ Shak uses himself as a microcosm that mirrors society at large. A society entwined with envy and hate.
The song is an unadulterated rebuke delivered through a real-life experience laced with artistry.
Amidst this social armageddon, Shak ushers hope that comes with blessings and hard-work.
‘Lef Bad Heart’ will be out on the 13th November 2022
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Had it not been for the grace of Allah and helped from concerted community people, Mohamed Kura Sesay who owned a pharmacy at Brima Laneold would have suffered acute tortured in the hands of some unidentified people who raided him on the night of August 10,2022.
Mohamed Farrah Sesay, an indigene of Bambukoro Village, Sengbeh Chiefdom, Koinadugu District was declared wanted by their traditionalist, Karifa Thonronka, following his disappearance from the Poro Bush.
The Managing Director of Sky Bank Sierra Leone, Ikubolaje Nicole has been remanded in custody by Magistrate Marke Ngegba, who preside over Pademba Road Court No. 1 in Freetown, following allegations that he murdered his fiancée.
The police claim that Ikubolaje Nicole, the defendant, planned Sinnah Kai Kargbo’s murder with unidentified individuals on several occasions between October 15 and October 16, 2022, at Leicester Village, Western Area, in Freetown.
The accused, Ikubolaje Nicole, is also accused by the police of killing Sinnah Kai Kargbo on October 16, 2022, in Leicester Village, Western Area, in Freetown. According to police, on October 17, 2022, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) The accused manufactured evidence with the intention of tainting the court system.
As a result, police filed three counts of charges for murder without a license, perverting the course of justice without a license, and conspiracy to murder in violation of Section 4 of the Offences Against Persons Act 1816.
After the charges were read to him and explained to him, the accused did not enter a plea because it was a felony. The prosecuting team was made up of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Easmond N. B Ngagui, and six state attorneys, whilst the accused did not have legal representation in court.
However, the defendant revealed that Roland Wright will represent him.
Director of Public Prosecution, who also serves as Lead Prosecutor (DPP), Easmond N. B. Ngagui told the Bench that their witness was not present in court. He therefore requested for an adjournment date.
Magistrate Marke Ngegba remanded the accused and he adjourned the matter to the 30th November 2022.