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Press Release by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Political Affairs Hon. Alhaji Alpha Bakarr Sahid Kanu
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Press Release by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Political Affairs Hon. Alhaji Alpha Bakarr Sahid Kanu


The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Political Affairs was shocked to learn on February 26th 2010 that a group called MEDEA circulated an international press release titles Principles of Agreement signed by Medea and the Ministry of Mining in Freetown on February 23rd 2010 and that Medea has signed an MOU, on the 23rd February 2010 with the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Political Affairs.

As Minister of Mineral Resources and Political Affairs, I wish to categorically state that I have not signed any MOU with MEDEA on the 23rd of February 2010 or at any other time.

Furthermore, I wish to confirm that the Tonkolili Iron Ore Project concession is licensed to and operated by African Minerals Limited.

Therefore all the information contained in the MEDEA press release are false and do not have the concurrence or agreement of this Ministry and by inference that of the Government of Sierra Leone led by His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma.

Signed

Minister of Mineral Resources and Political Affairs
Hon. Alhaji Alpha Bakarr Sahid Kanu


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