Sierra Leone News, Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!
Page added on March 7, 2012
President of Young Leaders-Sierra Leone has launched a ferocious attack on the government following reports of the closure of centres in Bo, Kenema and Makeni which serve street children.
Unisa Dizo-Conteh Jr. (in photo) said: “quite frankly, closing centres that help and support vulnerable children is something really appalling.” “It’s really outrageous to hear reports of poor children being abandoned – while greedy officials continue to accumulate wealth at the expense of these vulnerable children.”
“The Minister of Social Welfare and the government must do everything they can to ensure children in Sierra Leone receive the right support and services they need,” he added.
In a brief interview with Sierra Express Media, Dizo Jr. said “Sierra Leone is having conversations on transformation of the country to a middle income country by 2025. “Failure to protect the future of our children today will absolutely result to destroying that vision.”
Sierra Express Media learned that the salaries of staff working with street children have not been paid since April 2011. Mr Alhaji Brima Rogers, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Welfare, said that the delay in payment was due to a problem involving the Ministry of Finance.
Dizo Jr. said: “it’s high time the government really prioritise the needs of children and young people.” “How often do they need reminding that children are our future?”
Stay with Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!
© 2012, Sierra Express Media. All rights reserved.
Search This Site
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
ALSO IN THE NEWSKent Cricket Club of Sierra Leone launches short documentary and ‘Friends of KCC’
a global community of supporters for cricket in the community projects Kent Cricket Club has launched a short documentary to raise awareness of cricket in Sierra Leone and their cricket in the community projects that are playing a vital role in bringing hope and rebuilding lives of the young people of this war weary nation. […]
MORE STORIESOn bumpy roads and rails
HAVE YOUR SAYShare you views: What would you like to see more/less of on Sierra Express Media? Send us your ideas and include your name and the area you are writing from.
Our New Website Has a More Efficient LayoutWe invite you to give us your feedback
MORE NEWS HEADLINES