The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has left Freetown today to attend the 52nd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) summit in Abuja, the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Read More
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has left Freetown today for Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium to engage with the African, Caribbean Pacific (ACP) and high-level officials of the European Council (EC) from October 29th to 31st, 2017. Read More
Freetown: Thursday, December 7, 2017
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has left Freetown this evening for the Federal Republic of Nigeria on a two-day visit.
THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT IT HAS PLEASED HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENTS, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF PARLIAMENT WHERE NECESSARY: Read More
Government wishes to inform the general public that it is fully committed to implementing the Extractive Industries Trasnparency Initiative (EITI) for the promotion of transparency and accountability in the extractive sectors.
In this regard, Government has established the EITI Secretariat at 29 Dundas Street, Freetown, away from State House so as to enhance access of the public.
The Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG), which is the governing body of the EITI, has been expanded to include the following:
i) Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources
ii) Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security
iii) Petroleum Directorate
iv) Council of Paramount Chiefs
v) Association of Local Councils of Sierra Leone
vi) Association of Dealers and Exporters
vii) Two more representative from Civil Society
The scope of the EITI report which initially focused on the mining sector, now incorporates the oil/gas sector for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 reconciliation report. Also, districts, local councils and chiefdoms where direct payments are made by large scale companies are now to disclose receipts of payments to the Reconciler.
The recruitment of a Reconciler who will be responsible for the production of the second reconciliation report is in progress.
The Government is also addressing recommendations in the first report. The Mining Cadastre Office (MCO) in the Ministry of Mineral Resources which among other functions generates revenue data on companies for the EITI process, is now functional and has been rolled out to offices in Bo, Kenema, Makeni and Kono. In addition, a Minerals Working Group and the Extractive Revenue Taskforce have been established to facilitate information sharing and assist with the EITI process.
And in order to promote access to revenue information, an On-line Repository has been developed which will soon be made available to the public.
The Government is aware that enactment of a law is critical to the implementation of the EITI. As a result, a committee drawn from diverse backgrounds has been set up to facilitate the passing of the EITI bill into law in early 2012.
The Government wishes to make 2012 a year of difference for the EITI, and as such, it will assiduously work with all stakeholders concerned.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology announces vacancy for the position of Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission (TSC)
AGE: Minimum 45 years
QUALIFICATIONS: i. Must be a Sierra Leonean with at least a post-graduate degree in Educational
Administration/Teacher Education and Management or relevant area.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
i. Must have and in-depth knowledge of the educational system in Sierra Leone and insight of global trends in education
ii. Must have at least 10 years of practical experiences in education sector planning and management at a senior level of headship of an educational institution.
iii. Must have knowledge of National Development Plans and Policies.
iv. Must have proficiency in Microsoft application packages and the internet.
v. Must be visionary, strategic thinker and performance oriented
vi. Must have strong passion for improving the status of education in Sierra Leone.
i. An effectively functioning TSC nationwide
ii. Formulated policies that guide systems and procedures in meeting the mandates of the TSC
iii. Annual published register on Teachers
iv. Annual work plans/targets and budgets of the TSC
v. Annual report on the TSC
vi. Formulated criteria for licensing of Teachers
vii. Instruments and guidelines for Teachers satisfaction surveys.
i. Serves as head of the commission and ensures that TSC functions smoothly and effectively
ii. Monitors and supervises the execution of oversight functions of the commission
iii. Advice the Minister of Education, on measures to improve teacher management and performance
iv. Liaises between the Ministry and other relevant stakeholders of TSC
v. Compiles and submits data, annual reports and any other relevant information on the TSC that may be required by the Ministry
vi. Undertakes any other duties and responsibilities as may be determined by the Ministry
Freetown, February 26th 2014: We, leaders of specific youth groups operating within Sierra Leone hip hop music industry, gather today to issue out this press statement in which we want the world to know that we:
1. Are appreciative of the efforts of our President, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, in rebranding Sierra Leone and making it an attractive destination for foreign direct investment into Africa.
2. Are further appreciative of love and care our President has been consistently showing over welfare of Sierra Leone youths to the extent of appointing a capable Presidential Youth Aide.
3. Wish to assure H.E. the President and people of Sierra Leone that the least that we, as youths, can do in return of the ongoing admirable show of leadership of the President, is to respect and uphold the peace in the land. Sustainable peace will enable development and prosperity agenda.
4. Have seen mails sent to the manager of Jamaican musician, BUSY SIGNAL which allege unfortunate threats and which have been widely circulated on social media Whatsapp and Facebook.
5. Wish to denounce in its entirety, the threats from these anonymous writers claiming membership of the RED FLAG MOVEMENT (R.F.M.) supposedly in support of our Sierra Leone artist, LAJ.
6. In particular, on behalf of the entire R.F.M. and LAJ the musician, the Manager, Mr. Asheim Sesay and the entire management team are distancing themselves from the illegal threats.
7. Furthermore, the President Alusine Kamara, Secretary-General Gerrard Jalloh and the entire executive and members of the R.F.M. Fan Clubs are distancing themselves from the illegal threats.
8. Have held an international phone call with Mr. KAO DENERO during which we have assured him that all the youths of Sierra Leone are looking forward to welcoming both KAO DENERO and BUSY SIGNAL to Sierra Leone.
9. Members of the RFM and LAJ Fan Clubs, in light of our strong denials of knowledge about these internet threats, hereby assure that if invited by KAO DENERO to join him, are willing to collaborate with KAO DENERO and the BLACK LEO record label to ensure visit of BUSY SIGNAL turns out to be one of the most peaceful and prosperous visits of a musician in entire History of Sierra Leone.
10. KAO DENERO has, during the phone call, warmly welcomed the offer of R.F.M. to collaborate with him to ensure the visit of BUSY SIGNAL turns out most successfully.
Alusine Kamara (aka Ozil Jalloh)
President, R.F.M/LAJ Fan Clubs
Sec-Gen, R.F.M/LAJ Fan Clubs
Phylip Tholley (aka GUNSHOT)
Chairman, Youth Awareness for Peace & Development
Sec-Gen, Youth Awareness for Peace & Development
Ibrahim Kamara (aka SHINE)
Vice Chairman, Youth Awareness for Peace & Development
Alhaji Kamara (aka BODY&SOUL;)
PRO-I, Youth Awareness for Peace & Development
Mohamed Koroma (aka TIMBERLAND)
PRO-II, Youth Awareness for Peace & Development
Sulaiman Gomez (BEENIEMAN)
Chief Whip, Youth Awareness for Peace & Development
ALL SIGNATURES ABOVE DONE IN THE PRESENCE OF:
Bai Mahmoud Bangura
Presidential Youth Aide at State House
GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE
Due to the continuing difficulties of apportioning land, multiple claims to the same land, fake title deeds and confrontations, sometimes degenerating into violence, the Government of Sierra Leone has instructed the Ministry of Lands to put a moratorium on all land transactions (state and private) in the western area.The ministry will work out more appropriate modalities to reverse the present chaotic state of things and inform the public accordingly with regards the new land-acquisition methodology.As at now, only applications for development purposes would be considered.This moratorium comes into force with immediate effect.
MINISTRY OF LANDS/19 November 2008
The outgoing Liberian Ambassador to Sierra Leone His Excellency Mr Jarjar Kamara Wednesday, 3rd May 2017, bid farewell to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone at the end of his 1 year 8 months tenure. Read More
Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has wrapped up a one-day friendly and working visit to Sierra Leone during which the two leaders held bilateral talks aimed at strengthening relations between Ghana and Sierra Leone.
Welcoming his Ghanaian counterpart, President Koroma recalled the long-standing relationship between the two countries and congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his victory at last year’s polls making him the fifth leader of the fourth Republic of Ghana. President Koroma described the relations between the two countries as outstanding and excellent.
The two leaders held extensive talks and expressed the urgent need for West Africa to focus on developing their economies, mobilize resources, provide indigenous solutions to local problems, develop a roadmap for strategic development and enhance the aspirations of ECOWAS, the African Union as well as leveraging South-South cooperation.
At a joint press conference with President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, the Ghanaian leader praised his host for restoring law and order and fostering the spirit of national reconciliation in the country. President Akufo-Addo described President Koroma as the man that has worked the talk, citing the economic boom that was experienced in 2013. He also stated that the two countries will work side by side for the progress and dignity of the two nations as well as enhance cooperation for trade and investment.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo noted that despite the close relations between Ghana and Sierra Leone, there is no general framework for cooperation and therefore expressed concern over the delay in the ratification of the trade and investment agreement signed in December 2013. He made firm commitment to push the agreement for ratification by the Ghanaian parliament on his return to Ghana and called on the Sierra Leone Parliament to do the same.