As part of its sustainable community development drive, the Wilkinson Hill Mining Company, a subsidiary of AMR Gold, has allocated over 31,000USD to undertake development programs for the Sella Limba Chiefdom in Bombali District.
This announcement was made by AMR Gold, Community Liaison Coordinator, John P. Moriba at the Kamakwie Court Barry.
According to Mr. Moriba, the Two Hundred Million Leones worth of development projects for the people of Sella Limba will cover educational empowerment, community development and payment of surface/land rent to landowners.
J.P Moriba highlights support to development in Sella Limba Chiefdom
Mr. Moriba informed community stakeholders that the development projects are part of the Wilkinson Hill Mining Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programs promised to the entire community. He added that these benefits are among numerous projects expected to be offered by the small scale mining operation.
He said, “Our primary focus as a company is the provision of more jobs for Sierra Leoneans devoid of regional background and social status.”
He pointed out that since 2011, AMR Gold has provided employment for over three Hundred Sierra Leoneans from senior management to junior staff and unskilled labour.
Among the development projects supported by AMR Gold are the:
Mr Moriba noted that because AMR Gold recognizes the role played by the media in bringing governance to the people, the company has also provided logistical and financial support to the only community radio station-radio Sella Okentu.
He gave assurances that Wilkinson Hill Mining Company is set to start responsible mining operation in Kathanta village, which will be done within the ambit of the law.
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