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In Sierra Leone, London Mining gives IPAM Students practical tuition
By Bampia Bundu
May 25, 2010, 19:38

One of the leading Mining Companies in Sierra Leone, London Mining Company (LMC) has over the weekend schooled students from the Faculty of Business Administration of the Institute of Public Management (IPAM) on International Business at the Company’s mining site, Lunsar in the Port Loko District.

In his Presentation the Administrative Head cum Financial Controller of London Mining, Mr. David Lane noted that they felt very much honored to share ideas with students on such subject matter since the company’s venture in Sierra Leone is international business oriented. He said the lecture would serve as practical experience for students in that department.

Topics of discussion included Administration, Risks, Investment, Expectations and the impact of International Business in a developing country like Sierra Leone. He informed that LMC has decided to support Technical Institutions in the country by training more students in administration.

Dilating on the company’s activities since its granting of prospecting and subsequent mining concession in the country, he said they have engaged in various developmental initiatives within the district such as the granting of scholarships, road and bridge construction among others. The students were taken on a conducted tour of the mining site as part of the practical lectures by the Chief Geologist, Mr. Tyril Gouldson.

One of the students, Samuel Davies described the visit as a step in acquiring practical knowledge in what they have been learning in class. "We were able to get first hand practical experience on how International Business operates in a country," he confided.



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