Posted by: APO | 16 May 2008

REVIEW OF SIERRA LEONE MEDIA REPORTS – – 16 May 2008


REVIEW OF SIERRA LEONE MEDIA REPORTS

Public Information Office (PIO) of UNIOSIL – 16 May 2008

 

[Disclaimer: Excerpts below are from print media and news agency dispatches. UNIOSIL cannot vouch for the accuracy of the media reports].

 

SLPP MPs demand explanation

The Democrat reports that Members of Parliament of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party had demanded explanation from the All Peoples Congress led Government regarding the re-possession of the Oil Refinery in Freetown. Hon. Eric Jumu of the SLPP reportedly stated that his party was against Government’s re-possession of the property as demanded by the Minister of Justice in Parliament. He noted that Government had not provided them with enough details on the transfer process as the property was already owned by a local entrepreneur. “We are not opposing its take-over, but there were not enough premises to support the motion” MP Jumu is quoted as saying.

 

Nurses poised to strike

The New Citizen
reports that aggrieved nurses of the Government hospital in the northern district of Port Loko had resolved to withhold their services next week if their four months backlog salaries were not paid. They reportedly lamented that life had become miserable for them and members of their families as a result of their non-payment and the soaring cost of living in the country. “We have given an ultimatum to the authorities but nothing seems to been done to alleviate our plight. Therefore we have no alternative but to drop tools” they are quoted as saying.

 

 

(Compiled by UNIOSIL, Public Information Office)


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