Pluto Mining Intensifies Development Projects In Kono
Pluto Mining Company operating in Kono, east of Sierra Leone has benefitted from a series of developmental projects since Maxim Brandwain commonly called Max, who is also the proprietor of Mercury International established his Pluto Mining Company in that part of the country.
One major development is the Congo Bridge. It could be recalled that it was this bridge that was causing serious disturbances; some even violent amongst various parties in that part of the country.
The Congo Bridge has been successfully renovated through the efforts of Pluto Mining. Government spread asphalt on the bridge and it is now safer and very modern, thus adding to the beauty of this area.
Another major development initiative by Pluto Mining is the construction of three additional classrooms for three different schools to boost education in that part of the country. The three schools that benefitted from this are namely Model Secondary School, Ahkolm Secondary School and Experimental Secondary School. Administrators of these schools commended Pluto Mining for this initiative, saying it has greatly alleviated accommodation and seating problems in the schools. Also in the area of education, he has been awarding scholarships to deserving pupils in various schools across Kono.
Another major achievement for the people of Kono that was initiated by Pluto Mining is the construction of six modern water wells in different areas of Kono. Residents in these areas before now were suffering from lack of pure water and had to trek long distances in order to fetch water. But with this gigantic step taken by Pluto Mining, they are full of praise for the company which alleviated their plight.
The Small Sefadu Bridge due to its former dangerous state was demolished and singlehandedly rebuilt by Pluto Mining Company sometime ago. Through Mercury International, he donated the sum of one hundred million Leones (Le100M) to victims of the Angola Town fire disaster at Fort Street. He has also made immense contributions (financial and material) to hospitals, football teams and community based development organizations, as part of his companies’ corporate social responsibilities.
In a similar development, representing the Paramount Chief of Kamara Chiefdom, Tombodu, Kono District, the Town Chief Saffia Ndomina, in charge of Maima (2) has commended the developmental efforts of Maxim Brandwain who is an international investor operating the Pluto Mining in Kono District.
Speaking on the damaged bridge leading from Maima to Sandor, Town Chief Saffia Ndomina maintained that they are exceedingly happy that at last this bridge would be rebuilt and transformed into a two-way road with footpath for pedestrians.
He recalled that the damaged bridge is forty years old but that because the Kamara Chiefdom does not have money to rebuild the bridge and because this bridge is not of priority to the government like the one along the Ro-Cheko Old Road. He added that the bridge in question was built by the former NDMC to transport their gravel but that when they shut down operations they dismantled the bridge. However, due to the importance of the bridge in this area, the people of Kono repaired it by placing metal rods on the bridge until “we had it rebuilt as a legacy to our grandmother,” the Town Chief highlighted.
According to him, the bridge located at Maima had suffered from mining which was taking place very close to its foundations which is very dangerous. He added that this time round they are not going to allow anyone to mine along the foundations of the bridge.
He added that for those of them living in Kamara Chiefdom, Tombodu in Kono, are aware of the issues and are happy but that there are some elements among them who misinterpret and misunderstand the good works that are taking place in Maima in particular. He mentioned that Maxim Brandwain is responsible for the reconstruction of this bridge at Maima, adding that Mr. Max also promised that after the bridge, he would assist in the construction of a school with a science lab, taking into consideration there is no school with a well equipped lab in Kono and that this would go a long way to rebrand education in Kono. He also stated that Mr. Max also promised the construction of an orphanage.
Town Chief Saffia Ndomina used the opportunity to warn all those going around speaking evil of people helping Kono to grow infrastructurally to stop forthwith. He urged the general public and right-thinking people not to listen to such detractors because they have a selfish hidden desire to destroy the development efforts of Kono District.
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