Lawyers Re-Invite Mining Company, PC Koblo Queen
Betts and Berewa (Solicitors)-Notaries Public and Commissioners for Oaths has re-invited the Chief Executive Officer, Sierramin Bauxite Sierra Leone Limited, the Paramount Chief of Marampa, PC Koblo Queen, Paramount Chief Maforkie Chiefdom, Chief Bai Suba, Marampa Chiefdom any many stakeholders in respect of land occupied by the mentioned mining company above in Marampa and Maforki Chiefdoms.
A letter dated 6th December, 2018 stated that “We act as retained solicitors for Landowners of Marampa and Maforkie Chiefdoms and on their instructions we now write in respect of the above matter”.
According to our instruction, the letter continued, despite the indigenes refusal of your operations in some of their villages, you have installed your machines and mining equipment at the main stream running from Yankasa Village down to Dobella Village. This act, the lawyers said has caused water pollution for over sixteen villages depending on that stream for their domestic household tasks thereby disrupting their daily activities.
Further to their instruction, the lawyers said they have received complaints from different communities in both Marampa and Maforkie Chiefdoms in respect to the method of payment and the amount allocated to them in respect of the lease agreement with your company.
By a letter dated 26th October, 2018, the lawyers maintained that they invited the company to a meeting in order to find solutions to the above mentioned problems. Unfortunately, the lawyers said the company never honored same and the problems are still boggling on the minds of these displeased indigenes.
In light of the above, the invitation stated, you are hereby kindly required including key stakeholders in both chiefdoms to a meeting at the above office on Friday the 14th December, 2018 at 3pm prompt. Please honour this letter and avoid the legal consequences.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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