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Sierra Leone Mineral Rights


Sierra Leone Mineral Rights

Discussion on the management and administration of mineral rights in Sierra Leone. 

Website: http://www.slminerals.org
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Members: 40
Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2017

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Industrial Mineral Rights

Started by Aasmund Andersen. Last reply by Steve Woodward Nov 8, 2012. 2 Replies

Most mineral deposits in Sierra Leone have not yet been identified. Therefore, most Industrial Mineral Rights issued are for exploration purposes.  Unfortunately many exploration licenses have…Continue

Artisanal Mining

Started by Aasmund Andersen. Last reply by Kobina Aidoo Mar 24, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Eva Kirch on March 1, 2013 at 18:16

Good news!! Good luck for launch No. 2! 

Comment by Aasmund Andersen on March 1, 2013 at 17:45

GoSL Online Repository has now over 1,000 registered users. The majority of users are mining companies and investors.

Next week, the President will inaugurate the National Minerals Agency. The Mining Cadastre Office is currently being moved to NMA and will re-open 11 March. 

In conjunction with the opening of NMA, RDF will in collaboration with the National Revenue Authority release all tax payments from mining companies in the repository. More to follow next week.

Comment by Aasmund Andersen on February 7, 2012 at 18:32

The Guardian printed more or less the same article;


Comment by Kobina Aidoo on February 1, 2012 at 21:32

Aasmund - I saw this today: http://allafrica.com/stories/201202010172.html


Comment by Aasmund Andersen on February 1, 2012 at 15:48

The GoSL Online Repository was launched to the public by Hon. Minister Mansaray of the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources, at a launch event 19 January in Freetown. 

The public can now register and immediately get access to all industrial mining rights and related payments from 1 Jan 2010, as well as all exporters licenses and related exports and royalty payments on gold and diamond from 2008.

You can access it directly here; GoSL Online Repository or through the Ministry web site.

'Mining Cadastre and Online Repository' Launch event 19 January at the Presidential Lounge, National Stadium with all stakeholders present.

Comment by Aasmund Andersen on November 25, 2011 at 13:06

22 November 2011 - Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources explains the Cadastre and Repository System to civil society and media representatives. 

Comment by Aasmund Andersen on November 25, 2011 at 12:52

Two consultation meetings in Freetown this week. On Monday, mining companies got a glimpse of their own license statuses and payments in the GoSL Online Repository. On Tuesday, a full house of civil society and media representatives was explained how the government licensing process works, and how they can take part in monitoring all payments in the GoSL Online Repository after its launch.


Press clip; Cadastre and Repository systems Introduced to Mining Companies

Comment by Aasmund Andersen on October 18, 2011 at 15:44

GoSL Online Repository is now open for pre-registrations. 

The repository contains all mining concessions (industrial and artisanal) issued by the government, and all related payments. 

Register now (http://sierraleone.revenuesystems.org/) and get notified as soon as the government goes public.


Comment by Ahmed Finoh on July 14, 2011 at 22:03

Aashmund, Abu:

Are you guys following up on what is going on in the Sierra Leone Parliament on the debate on the Petroleum Bill?

What I am reading is quite discouraging that the bill is being passed without proper deliberation and public inforamtion on the content of the Bill.

Sierra Leones' parliament is a de facto One-Party affair now, isn't it?

That's the dichotomy of democracy: the majority RULES, it does not have to be right.

Comment by Ahmed Finoh on June 27, 2011 at 14:46

Lars & Joel:

Guys, thanks for the information you sent on (Sierra Leone's) artisinal mining revenue for local community development.

Are you guys aware of any other small country in Africa or in Latin/Carribean America with a record of successful utilization of revenue from artisinal mining for local development?

Again, thanks.

Eng. Ahmed Finoh

Durham, NC/USA


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