Our concern archive
November 4th, 2010
Sierra Leone Is Not Ready For Underground Mining. Appropriate Laws and Policies Must Be In Place Before Koidu Holdings Starts Any Underground Mining.
Green Scenery has read with keen interest the reviewed mining lease agreement titled: “Mining Lease Agreement Dated…2010 Between the Republic of Sierra Leone and Koidu Holdings S.A. Relating to the Mining and Commercial Exploitation of the Koidu Kimberlites in a Project to be known as ‘The Koidu Kimberlite Project’.”
“Green Scenery observed that improvements have been made in the present reviewed agreement and wish to commend the efforts of the parties for the bold steps taken to achieve the improvements. However, there are number of concerns left on environmental protection and underground mining (UM) that need to be addressed.
“The introduction of UM presents a new challenge. Given that there is no law or policy to regulate such activity, government and parliament should discourage arrangements as proposed in clause 9 of the agreement and encourage global shopping for good practices from which appropriate laws and policies pertaining to UM can be designed.” Read More
August 19th, 2010
GREEN SCENERY FROWNS ON THE AFRICAN MINERALS AGREEMENT
Green Scenery has read with utter dismay the many articles in the African Minerals Limited (AML) Agreement that are against Sierra Leone’s Mines and Minerals Law of 2009. This agreement already approved by Cabinet and is lead before Parliament, follows the unpopular London Mining Agreement that was passed into law by parliament in December 2009.
Green Scenery is concerned that while AML is claiming to be “a leader in innovation and a significant achiever of environmental enhancement and sustainability of the Earth’s resources” it has flouted environmental procedures, hence the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Act 2008 of Sierra Leone. Read More
More Press releases
30 April, 2008
GOVERNEMNT’S LOOSE POSITION ON RECOMMENDATION SIX OF THE JENKINS JOHNSTON COMMISSION OF INQUIRY IS NOT ENOUGH. WE CALL FOR A MUCH STRONGER GOVERNMENT POSITION.
March 3, 2008
POLITCAL INTOLERANCE AND DISRESPECT FOR LEGITIMATE AUTHORITY IS UNTENABLE AND A RECIPE FOR VIOLENT CONFLICT .
December 20, 2007
ENVIRONMENTAL SCARCITY WILL LEAD TO VIOLENT CONFLICT
THE KOIDU VIOLENCE IS TYPICAL
16 February 2004
KOIDU HOLDING’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT