Stakeholder Clarifies Actions Of Mining Company
As a stakeholder of Marampa and one who knows this account very well, I am compelled to present the other side of the story. It has to do with a case of theft leading to the death of three persons by drowning. The matter is still under investigations.
Albeit, the matter was of security interest, the Community Relations Department of the Mines had done the needful to the satisfaction of the affected people. The matter, as far as the community is concerned, has been resolved and dusted.
I am obliged to provide proofs of my assertion made above with footages. These were shared by a stakeholder of Chaindatha in a WhatsApp group. Before I do, let me again express my condolences to the affected families and the Chaindatha community, As a whole.
In the video, you will see community stakeholders led by the Paramount Chief of Marampa Chiefdom, Koblo Queen, presenting cash commiseration of Le 90m (ninety million leones) to the three affected families in the Chaindatha community. Each family received Le30m. The Mines was there to commiserate with the family and was represented by the Director of Community Relations, Prof Sheikh Umarr Kamarah, whilst LUC Murana Kamara of the Lunsar Police Station and some section chiefs were in attendance.
Responding on behalf of the community, the youth leader thanked MML for the gesture and went ahead to appeal for jobs for members of the community. To this, the Mines responded by according employment to three young men (one from each affected family). I would not like to dilate further on other goodwill interventions, including the funeral rites.
In other photos, you will see a senior stakeholder in the Chaindatha community, Mr. Alanadale making a statement of appreciation.
In conclusion, I want to inform the general public that I am aware that the Mines Community Relations Department continues to act appropriately and in a meaningful manner in the Chaindatha community. I can further attest that the community is grateful and happy with the way and manner the company had treated the issue thus far.
© Abdul Wahab Kamara