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In Sierra Leone, London Mining Launches Newsletter
By Bampia Bundu
Aug 10, 2010, 17:06

London Mining Company on Monday 9th¬†August 2010 launched their first Newsletter at the companyís Signal Hill Road office in Freetown.

In his statement, the Director of Political Affairs in the Mines Ministry Mr. Karamoh Kabba who served as chairman of the ceremony commended LMC for coming up with such a wonderful communication strategy in promoting their activities in the country. He said as information is the oxygen to life that everybody needs, the innovation was timely. 


Giving an overview of the Newsletter, the companyís Managing Director Mr. David Keili noted that they came up with the initiative as a result of the growing need by the company to inform the public about their activities. He commended the Fourth Estate for their role in disseminating vital information to the public on the activities of the company over the few years they have been in Sierra Leone, for which reason he said they would continue to collaborate with them at all times.¬† The MD especially commended the Communication Unit of the company with particular reference to Madam Josephine Saidu for her relentless efforts in ensuring that issues about the company reached the public as timely as expected; and her commitment in developing the Newsletter. He disclosed that the Newsletter would be published on quarterly basis exclusively on the companyís operations.

In his keynote address the Director of Communication in the Ministry of Information and Communication, Mr. Mohamed Ali Bah reiterated the importance of information flow as in his words Ďit can break or make an institution.í He informed of the ministryís keenness in seeing the closure of information gap between the public and major players in governance and public institutions for which he said the president signed the EITI Agreement and transformed the former SLBS to a corporate entity. He on that note encouraged the company to sustain the regularity of the Newsletter.

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