Close

NEWS

๐๐š๐‚๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘๐‚ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐š, ๐๐ซ๐š๐ณ๐ข๐ฅ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐€๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐š

๐๐š๐‚๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘๐‚ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐š, ๐๐ซ๐š๐ณ๐ข๐ฅ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐€๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐š

Ibraahim Sesay 0 0 Article rating: No rating

๐๐š๐‚๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘๐‚ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐š, ๐๐ซ๐š๐ณ๐ข๐ฅ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐€๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐š

In the last few weeks, the Government of Sierra Leone has been following the COVID-19 situation globally with increasing concern. While case counts have plateaued in some countries, other countries have had high transmission and an exponential increase in cases, which has been attributed to new variants of the SARS COV-2 virus.

In order to prevent the entry into Sierra Leone of these variants, as from Wednesday May 12, 2021, NaCOVERC will institute additional protective measures on travel between Sierra Leone and countries known to have high SARS-COV-2 transmission, a sudden increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, and/or circulation of variants of Public Health concern.

NaCOVERC will take necessary action to identify countries based on operational review on a weekly basis as new evidence emerges.

Travel from Sierra Leone

NaCOVERC advises against all but essential travel to Countries with High Transmission, Exponential Increase in Cases, and/or Circulation of SARS COV-2 (COVID-19) Variants

of Public Health Concern at this time. Anyone who cannot avoid travelling to these countries should:

  1. Get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling
  2. Follow all universal prevention precautions for SARS-CoV-2, which include:

o Wearing a mask over nose and mouth at all times when in public. o Avoiding crowds and stay at least 1 meter from others. o Washing hands frequently or using hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol). o Seeking immediate help on developing COVID-19 symptoms or getting in contact with a COVID-19 case.

Travel to Sierra Leone

Anyone traveling to Sierra Leone who has been from any Country with High Transmission, Exponential Increase in Cases, and/or Circulation of SARS COV-2 (COVID-19) Variants

of Public Health Concern in the past 14 days (excluding airport transit) will be required to:

African Heritage Day 2021: Sierra Leoneโ€™s rich cultural heritage celebrated

African Heritage Day 2021: Sierra Leoneโ€™s rich cultural heritage celebrated

Ibraahim Sesay 0 518 Article rating: No rating

African Heritage Day 2021: Sierra Leone’s rich cultural heritage celebrated

By: Amara Kargbo

By SLENA-Correspondent

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs yesterday celebrated the African World Heritage Day to observe the rich cultural and natural heritage of Sierra Leone.

Proclaimed by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO (November 2015), African World Heritage Day (5 May) is an opportunity for people around the world, and particularly Africans, to celebrate the Continent’s unique cultural and natural heritage.

While Africa is underrepresented on the World Heritage List (African properties account for some 12% of all inscribed sites worldwide), a disproportionally high percentage (39%) of these properties are on the World Heritage List in Danger. Faced with various contemporary threats, such as climate change, uncontrolled development, poaching, civil unrest and instability, many of Africa’s wonders risk losing their outstanding universal value.  It is therefore more urgent than ever that this irreplaceable heritage be protected and preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.

Dr. Memunatu Pratt, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs said, Heritage provides clues to the country's past events and how society has evolved, and as well examine the country's history and traditions to create awareness about individuals.

She said that  this is the first first African Heritage Day celebration in Sierra Leone. She maintained that the celebration showcases the heritage sites and buildings that have a positive influence on many aspects of the way a community develops. Regeneration, housing, education growth, and community engagement were stances in which heritage can make a very positive contribution to communities.

Dr. Pratt underscored that, an attractive heritage environment assists in attracting external investment as well as maintaining existing businesses of all types, not just tourism-related.

Madam Pratt pointed out that as the country celebrates the Day, all Sierra Leoneans are encouraged to support  heritage protection, preservation and management, and awareness-raising to “shine a light,” “on the appreciation, safeguarding, preservation, protection, promotion, and effective management of culture and natural heritage to promote tourism; linking culture and environmental policies to national development goals and strategies;

RSS
123456789
Terms Of UsePrivacy StatementCopyright 2024 by Sierra Leone News Agency (SLENA)
Back To Top