Sierra Leone: AMR Gold says unregulated artisanal mining negatively impacts environment and economy

Head of Admin and Finance of AMR Gold, Mohamed Sultan Daffae, has said unregulated artisanal mining has a negative environmental and socio-economic impact.


Luke Rogers and AMR Gold senior staff

Incorporated in Sierra Leone in 2011, AMR Gold is an exploration, evaluation and mine development company active in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The company has title to 3 Exploration Licenses where they are concentrating their work programmes on gold, coltan, tin, REEs and diamond and is currently operating in Katantha, Siria and Laminaya in Bombali District.

During a meeting with stakeholders of Sanda Loko Chiefdom, Bombali District, Daffae informed the Section Chief, Chiefdom Mining Development Secretary, community members, and the five landowning families that they deserve enormous benefits for their land.

He said illegal artisanal mining exposes the community to environmental damage and affects the community’s development and encouraged everyone to come together to stop such illegal practices.

Chief Alimamy Sesay said they are supportive of the company’s exploration work and are pleased with the company’s contribution to ongoing development projects in the district.

He cited the school that was built and furnished by AMR Gold in his chiefdom, adding “we are encouraging the company to continue the good work.”

AMR Gold’s Country Manager-Luke Rogers promised his unflinching support to undertake community development programs.

Luke said the successful construction of concrete schools, water wells, grading of roads, rehabilitation of community and healthcare centers are because of the full support of the community and implore the people for their continued collaboration with AMR Gold.


Categories: Business, Human interest

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