Cluff Gold helping to protect lives and properties at Baomahun
Cluff Gold Sierra Leone has officially handed over an ultra modern Police Station to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) at Baomahun Village a bustling Gold Mining Community in the Valunia Chiefdom Bo District to curb the increased crime rate in the area. (Photo: L-R Country Manager of Cluff Gold Alusine Jalloh applauded by IG – Francis Munu and PC James Vonjoe of Valunia Chiefdom after the handing over of the Baomahun Police Station)
The Police Station was among the key priorities of the locals in the chiefdom Paramount Chief James Vonjoe stressed at the ceremony. “I want to commend Cluff Gold again for truly contributing to the community.”
Baomahun is one of the fastest growing gold mining communities in the South with a population of over five thousand people. The village is located 180 km east of the capital Freetown and in the Delenga Section of the Valunia Chiefdom, approximately 60 km (37 miles) from Bo Town.
Handing over the Police Station the Country Manager of Cluff Gold Alusine Jalloh said he was concerned by the isolation of Baomahun without good roads, Police Station and Mobile Phone coverage, so “as a responsible company, we helped to protect the lives and properties of the people where we operate.”
The Police Station is among several community development projects funded by Cluff Gold Mr. Jalloh said. “We want to demonstrate our commitment to full filling dreams, though we have not yet produced one ounce of Gold from Baomahun for sale.”
He cautioned the Sierra Leone Police to take good care of the facilities which included three furnished offices, two cells for suspects and one toilet, six bed rooms, toilets and kitchens and hand pump well aimed at providing descent working environment for the Police Force to complement Government efforts.
The country manager of Cluff Gold Alusine Jalloh concluded by calling on the youths to stop committing crimes against their own people, and urged them to engage in meaningful development of their respective communities.
Regional Security Manager of Cluff Gold Simon Lang a retired British Soldier who has vast experience on Sierra Leone called on the Police to be steadfast in combating crime in the community.
Receiving the newly built and furnished Baomahun Police Station the Inspector General of Police Francis Munu was gratified by the contribution of Cluff Gold to the community.
He promised to maintain the facilities and also ensures there is maximum peace and security in the chiefdom and called on locals to cooperate with the Police during discharge of their duties.
The Local Unit Commander Bo Division Thomas Lahai also assured locals that the Police will maintain law and order in the interest of all.
The Senior District Officer Bo Abdulai Mansaray chaired the ceremony while a conducted tour of the Police Station by all stakeholders formed a high point of the handing over ceremony amidst drumming and dancing among locals.
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