Wednesday, 5 November 2014

ECOWAS Chief Storms Ouagadougou on a joint mission


President John Dramani Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama, in his capacity as Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, will this morning be in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to meet all the stakeholders in that country.

National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---November 4, 2014

Ø  DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  836

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

There Should Be No New Transmission - Says President Koroma

By State House Communications Unit
As government continues to roll out its new approach in combating the spreading Ebola virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 4th November admonished Members of Parliament, councilors, the Mayor of Freetown, Tribal heads and religious leaders to intensify efforts to break the chain of transmission of the Ebola virus disease (EVD).

New "Military Approach" to Ebola War in Sierra Leone - President Ernest Bai Koroma



At the Miatta Conference Center in Freetown about thirty minutes ago, President Ernest Bai Koroma told the assembled tribal headmen/women, councilors, and parliamentarians of the Western Area of Freetown that his government is now in a “new phase” in the Ebola War which would involve a “military approach”.

Sierra Leone envoy signs late Zambia President’s Book of Condolence


His Excellency, Ambassador Ibrahim Sorie, Monday, 3rd November extended “heartfelt condolences to the nation of Zambia and the family of the late President Michael Chilufya Sata”.

Zambians React to Having White Interim Leader After Sata's Death



President President Guy Scottof Zambia

WASHINGTON—The body of Zambian president Michael Sata is back in his home country, after being flown in from London where he passed away last week.

Nigerian virologist delivers scathing analysis of Africa's response to Ebola





VIENNA—After Oyewale Tomori finished his talk on Ebola here at theInternational Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, there was stunned silence.

Freetown Post : National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) EBOLA OUTBRE...

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National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---November 3, 2014


·  DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  823

Monday, 3 November 2014

EBOLA TREATMENT CENTER AT KERRY TOWN OPENS TO PATIENTS


WHAT: Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Centre dry run
WHEN: Tuesday 4 November, 9am-10am. Interviews will take place on site 10am-10.30am.
WHERE: Kerry Town, Sierra Leone

Islamic Relief USA Requests Prayers, Positive Ebola Messaging & More for Ebola Affected Countries



Dr. Anwar Kahn, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Islamic Relief, a United States based world’s recognized  non - profit has requested all its affiliates, sympathizers and Friends to offer regular prayers for the suffering people Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, pray for the logical conclusion of the Ebola crisis and courage for the afflicted.

THE TRUTH ABOUT REPORTING CORRUPTION



By Abdulai Saccoh
As a specialized anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been confronted with numerous challenges in its desire to meet the aspiration of the people. Prominent amongst them is the unwillingness exhibited most times by some members of the public to report corruption related offences to the Commission.

The Impact of the Ebola Outbreak on our Economy



 By M.B. Jalloh, Press Attaché, Saudi Arabia
Many Sierra Leoneans are grumbling about the current economic hardship. But most of them are aware of the fact that the Government of His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has recorded an exemplary economic environment since he came to power in 2007.

From Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen FitzGibbon



November 1, 2014: Please ignore the false rumor circulating that there will be a lockdown in the coming weeks.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

President Koroma Calls for Discipline to Win Fight Against Ebola


 By State House Communications Unit
As the fight against Ebola gathers momentum, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Saturday 1st November reiterated the need for traditional and religious leaders, the youth and all citizens to be disciplined and redouble their efforts in the fight to stop and eradicate the spreading Ebola virus disease in the country.

Save the Children Meets President Koroma



By State House Communications Unit
As government continues to address the current epidemic in all facets, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 31st October received the Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Justin Forsyth at his State Lodge, Hill Station.

National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---November 2, 2014

·  DISCHARGED CASES
  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  820

PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---November 1, 2014

·  DISCHARGED CASES
  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  816

National Ebola Response Centre PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 31, 2014



 Ø  DISCHARGED CASES
Total Survived and Released Patients  =  811

Friday, 31 October 2014

Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Her Excellency Sia Nyama Koroma Speaks On Ebola And Her Work For Women And Children’s Issues



By John Baimba Sesay-Freetown
On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, October 29th, I arrived at the Presidential Lodge, ninety minutes to the agreed time for the interview appointment (2pm).

SIERRA LEONEAN APPOINTED TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL BOARD MEMBER



ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION


CATHEDRAL HOUSE

3 GLOUCESTER STREET

FREETOWN

SIERRA LEONE, WEST AFRICA

TEL: 232-22 221468

FAX: 232-22 221900                              

                                                                                                                30th  October 2014



PRESS STATEMENT

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

EU Director of Operations Pays Courtesy Call on President Koroma




 By State House Communications Unit
 President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 29th October received the European Union Director of Operations and Humanitarian Aid Jean-Louis De Brouwer at State House.

China, others Intensify Support to Eradicate Ebola



By State House Communications Unit
As international response to the on-going Ebola outbreak heightens, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 28th October received at State House another set of donations from China to boost government’s efforts to stop the outbreak.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

National Ebola Response Centre PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 28, 2014




·  DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  781

Statement by His Excellency Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara at the African Union Peace and Security Council Open Debate on “Structural Prevention of Conflicts in Africa: Reinvigorating Fragile States” held on Monday 27th October 2014




Madam Chairperson,
My delegation congratulates you and the Peace and Security Council for organizing this important debate on the subject of structural prevention of conflicts in Africa.

President Koroma Launches 2014 Poppy Week



By State House Communications Unit
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 28th October launched the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremonies at State House.

President Koroma Issues Stern Warning to Traditional and Religious Leaders



By State House Communications Unit
HE talking to chiefs and religious leaders
On a working visit to Port Loko, Bombali and Tonkolili districts over the weekend, President Ernest Bai Koroma issued a stern warning to traditional and religious leaders to take responsibility to halt the spread of the virus in their chiefdoms and districts.

IT4D & JAMBOREE CONSULT DESIGNED A MOBILE APP THAT DETECTS EBOLA PRESENCE IN AN AREA



In response to the Ebola Scourge Innovative Technologies for Development Foundation (IT4D) and Jamboree Consultancy has designed an application that can detect the presence of Ebola Virus Disease in an area and help you prevent the disease even while you are in that area.

SYLVIA BLYDEN NO LONGER HAS THE AUTHORITY TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT



Businessmen in Sierra Leone who part with money when requesting for favours do so at their own risk.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 26, 2014









                                                  PRESS RELEASE
                                                                          

EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 26, 2014

Ø  DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  724

Sierra Leone Signs Air Services Agreement with UAE


By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Press Attaché Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States

Salone Signs Air Services Agreement with UAE

Air Services Agreements have become a future of nations in the globalized world of integrating economies.

National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 25, 2014



Ø  DISCHARGED CASES

·  Total Survived and Released Patients  =  722

National Emergency Operations Centre (NERC) PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 24, 2014



 Ø  DISCHARGED CASES

·  Total Survived and Released Patients  =  713 (No new discharge figures reported today)

President Koroma Hosts AU Chairperson



By State House Communications Unit
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 23rd October hosted a high powered delegation led by the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Mr. Carlos Lopes at State House, Freetown.

President Koroma Receives German Ebola Coordinator



By State House Communications
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 23rd October also received at State House the German Coordinator on Ebola Ambassador Walter Lindner.

Civil Service, Sayaba, Others Boost Ebola Fight



 By State House Communications Unit
As public and private sector institutions continue to ramp up efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 22nd October expressed appreciation and commended the level of commitment shown by citizens and well wishers to aid the fight against Ebola.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

National Emergency Response Centre (NERC) PRESS RELEASE



 EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 22, 2014
 Ø  DISCHARGED CASES
 Total Survived and Released Patients  =  710

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

National Ebola Response Center (NERC) PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 21, 2014



Ø  DISCHARGED CASES
 ·  Total Survived and Released Patients  =  656

Sierra Leone has never exported Ebola


Jaramenajara and John Koroma

Panic is escalating in the west as the first Ebola patient succumbed to the disease two weeks ago in Dallas, Texas.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 19, 2014



Ø  DISCHARGED CASES

·  Total Survived and Released Patients  =  634

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Ministry of Health and Sanitation PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 18, 2014




Ø  DISCHARGED CASES

·  Total Survived and Released Patients  =  629

Sierra Leone diplomats call for collective action to eradicate sexual violence



 385Sierra Leone's top UN diplomat and Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts, Haja Zainab Hawa Bangura, and Sierra Leone’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union Commission, Ambassador Ismael Koroma, have called for strong political will and collective action to end sexual violence in armed conflicts and post conflict environments in Africa and the world as a whole.

ACC INDICTS IMPERSONATOR AND EX-MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has charged to court one MOSES ALIE, a resident of Makeni, for Impersonating an Officer of the ACC and Attempting to Obtain an Advantage contrary to Sections 76 and  41(1) (a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.

The Fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone Do we have the needed competent Human Resource (HR) capacity?



By Mohamed C. Bah, former NDA Presidential aspirant, Atlanta, GA-USA.
My beautiful and beloved country of Sierra Leone is still not ready for the fight against the persistent virus that is rapidly killing our innocent citizens in their hundreds if not in their thousands.

PRESS RELEASE from the Office of the President



THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT AS THE UNPRECEDENTED OUTBREAK OF THE DREADFUL EBOLA DISEASE CONTINUES TO CLAIM THE LIVES OF MANY OF OUR CITIZENS, OUR FRIENDS AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS HAVE SCALED UP THEIR SUPPORT TO SIERRA LEONE WITH A VIEW TO BRINGING THE EPIDEMIC UNDER CONTROL.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Ministry of Health and Sanitation PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 17, 2014



Chief of Staff Chairs Inter Agency Social Protection Forum


By State House Communications Unit
The Chief of Staff in the Office of the President Mr. Saidu Conton Sesay on Thursday 16th October chaired the second national inter-agency social protection forum held at State House, Freetown.

Ebola Hardest Hit Countries Urge World Bank to Expedite Emergency Fiscal Support Disbursements


Dr. Marah, Sierra Leone's Finance Minister, and Bank Governor, Mr. Kargbo  
The three Ebola hardest hit West African Countries (Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea) have appreciated in unison the efforts of Dr. Jim Yong Kim President of the World Bank Group (WBG) and its leadership role in promoting the global co-ordination of the fight against the Ebola epidemic, and urged the World Bank Group to “take the necessary steps to ensure that scaled up emergency financial support, and technical and policy advice, are expeditiously disbursed.”  

Thursday, 16 October 2014

“Isolation of Ebola Affected Countries Amount to Economic Embargo” Dr. Kaifala Marah: S/Leone’s Finance Min.



S/Leone's Minister of Finance Dr. Marah advocating for Sierra Leone

Dr. Kaifala Marah, Sierra Leone’s Finance and Economic Development Minister has appealed to members of the International Community including neighboring Countries of the Ebola affected Countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea to exercise restraint and not to isolate the trio.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Emergency Operations Center Ministry of Health and Sanitation PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 14, 2014



Ø  DISCHARGED CASES

THAT ‘ASHOBI’ DANCE FOR CORRUPTION MUST STOP! PRAISE SINGING AND DAMNING CORRUPTION: THE IRONY OF A PEOPLE ALHASSAN KARGBO PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION



Most Sierra Leoneans accept that corrupt actors have broken this country for the longest part of post independence.

WORK PROGRESS AT MAMAMAH AIRPORT PROJECT Freetown International Airport Project (FIAP) Project Implementation Unit (PIU) Ministry of Transport and Aviation



The New Freetown International Airport Project is the Brain child of His Excellence the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to open Sierra Leone for business, tourism, direct foreign investment and a regional aviation hub (West Africa); in the likes of Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, Kenya in East Africa.

Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) as Technical Assistance for the fight against the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Sierra Leone.


Amb. Kargbo (r) signing Tech. Assistance Agreement for Salone
The Technical Assistance came a few weeks after an appeal was made by Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Alhaji M.S Kargbo on behalf of the Government of Sierra Leone concerning the control of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) which continues to ravage the country.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Ministry of Health and Sanitation PRESS RELEASE EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 13, 2014



Ø  DISCHARGED CASES
·  Total Survived and Released Patients  =  563

Monday, 13 October 2014

THE RISE, DISGRACE AND FALL OF SYLVIA OLAYINKA BLYDEN – THE NOTORIOUS SIERRA LEONEAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER



Too many excesses can drive anyone to failure, and even if they have anything to show for their existence, the relevance is naturally extinguished. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden thrives in excesses.

President Koroma Assures Emergency Hospital



By State House Communications Unit
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 13th October assured the Emergency Hospital delegation of his continued commitment in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

IRC Calls for Salone Wish List To Combat Ebola



By State House Communications Unit
As the fight against Ebola takes center stage in international media circles, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Rescue Committee, (IRC) Hon. David Wright Miliband on Thursday 9th October paid a courtesy call on President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, Freetown.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Ebola and Our Caregivers



By Jaramenajara and Joseph Joskam
The ongoing Ebola outbreak has prompted many to ask serious questions about whom primarily the horrific disease would strike.

STATEMENT AT THE WORLD BANK ROUND TABLE ON EBOLA ON 9th OCTOBER, 2014



 By Dr Ernest Bai Koroma
President Ernest Bai Koroma
Since the first cases of the disease in Sierra Leone in May, over 2500 of our people have been infected, of which there are a little over 530 survivors.