Express News Brief 2-4-10
African Minerals Buys Salone Economy
The long awaiting Iron Ore Mining Company has kick started its operation in Ferengbeya, Tonkolili District all in an effort to boost the countryâ€™s economy. This Iron mining operation is worth $3billion US dollars which create employment room for scores unemployed Sierra Leonean youth. The first phase of the project will be targeting the rail track construction from Tonkolili in the North right through pepel in the Western creek of Lungi.
Smart Farm Community Suffers Acute Water Crisis
The smart farm community in the western part of Freetown is suffering from perpetual water crisis for quite some time now. Residents in this community have asked the Guma Valley water company to come to their aid on several occasions but to no avail.
One of the main causes is that the pressure that sends water to various homes is too low, and worse of it all the community is situated in a valley-like environment which makes it difficult for water to climb the hill.
Residents in this water deprived environment are calling its government through its Energy Ministry to help salvage their situation, as water is life.
Drugs Missing at Kailahun Hospital
Tuesday report on 98.1 Radio Democracy has revealed that drugs allocated to the Kailahun government hospital for sick patients have found their way in Bo market. According to an impeccable source that reached the pragmatic deputy minister of Health, Mohamed D. Koroma that the medicine are on sale in Bo Town. The deputy minister has however frowns at this practice and have vowed to take drastic step against those that are culpable for such corrupt practice.
Timber Scarcity Affects Coffin Makers
The indiscriminate cutting and exporting of timber by multi-national and national co-operations has acutely affected coffin makers and furniture makers as well. Coffin makers therefore have complained that with such shortage in timber will leave them with no option but to increase the price of coffins. Recent reports in one of our local tabloids has revealed that there is lumbering activity going on around the Peninsula.
Coffin makers and carpenters are appealing to the government to look into the matter as the excessive cutting and exporting will not only lead its shortage but environmental degradation of our forests.Â Â
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