Re: Fighting Incident at Tonkolili Mine Site
The attention of the management of Kingho Mining Company (KMC) has been drawn to a video making rounds on social media, showing a fight incident between a staff (a Sierra Leonean) of Kingho Mining Company and a staff (a Chinese National) of our sub-contractor– China Railway Seventh Group (CRSG).
The attention of management has also been drawn to a press release “A Preliminary Statement on June 8th 2021 physical conflict incident between Chinese personnel and Sierra Leonean personnel at the CRSG repair workshop” by CRSG.
Management wishes to inform the general public that:
- KMC condemns all acts of violence and/or physical assault on any personnel within our mine site. Yesterday’s unfortunate incident at the mine site contravened our Company policy, the Mines and Minerals Act of 2009 and other related laws of Sierra Leone.
- KMC as a Chinese company totally condemns the behavior of the CRSG employee as portrayed in the video. As a result, the said employee of CRSG was immediately withdrawn from the mine site and the KMC employee was taken to the hospital for professional medical attention;
- In collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources and the National Minerals Agency and other relevant stakeholders, investigations are ongoing and appropriate actions will be taken immediately to avoid the reoccurrence of such unfortunate incident.
We wish to assure the general public of our strong commitment to continue operating in compliance with the laws of Sierra Leone.
KINGHO MINING COMPANY LIMITED
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