19 February 2013

Sierra Leone: London Mining Renovates Lunsar Police Quarters

Iron ore mining company, London Mining, has renovated a four-bedroom apartment with a store for the Sierra Leone Police in Lunsar in northern Sierra Leone.

Speaking to Concord Times in an interview, the Community Relations and Resettlement Manager at London Mining, Desmond Doherty, said the company thought it necessary to help renovate the quarters which had been in a derelict condition in the past years. He disclosed that the renovated facility costs Le80 million and that London Mining continues to work with the community people to address their concerns. Head of Media Relations and Communications, Osman Lahai, also said that the company in 2012 awarded over 1,000 scholarships to primary and secondary school students in the Maforki and Marampa chiefdoms in the Port Loko District.

Lahai further stated that London Mining had constructed six public toilets for the mining communities and plans are underway to refurbish the Lunsar town hall. He also noted that London Mining has provided employment for youths in its area of operations.

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