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Sierra Leone Government & SL Mining Major Disagreement

Mining News - Published on Wed, 21 Aug 2019

Image Source: Politico SL
Politico SL reported that the dingdong affair between the iron ore miner SL Mining and the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources continues unabated. The company, which is 100% owned by the US-based Gerald Group, operates the Marampa Mines in Lunsar in northern Sierra Leone and was slammed a 21-day suspension for various alleged breaches, including contravening provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act of 2009. While the suspension from carrying out mining activity has elapsed, the government has stopped the company from making any shipment.

SL Mining has vehemently denied the allegations saying that it has been in complete and total compliance with the mining laws and all its obligations under its agreement. Well now the ministry of mines has announced a seven-point precondition under which the suspension on ore export can be lifted. The company has responded saying 'There are no grounds for seeking such and they are at odds with the MLA and the Act".

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Wed, 21 Aug 2019
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