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Theophilus Sahr Gbenda
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  • Sierra Leone
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Steve Woodward favorited Theophilus Sahr Gbenda's blog post Sierra Leone's Director of Mines Dies Suddenly
Jul 24, 2013
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Apr 29, 2013
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Apr 25, 2013
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Sierra Leone's Director of Mines Dies Suddenly

The Director of Mines at the Ministry of Mineral Resources (MMR), Jonathan Shaka, died suddenly on Sunday 14th April 2013, while on an official assignment in Kambia, north of the country.According to impeccable sources, Mr. Jonathan Sharka came out of his hotel room looking frail and complaining of not feeling too good. He suddenly started perspiring and was rushed to a medical doctor in Kambia who pronounced him dead.Mr. Sharka is on record as being the most down-to-earth and accessible mines…See More
Apr 25, 2013
Theophilus Sahr Gbenda commented on Synergy Global's event 'Certificate Programme in Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry - Developing and Maintaining Stakeholder Relations'
"Who pays for the course?"
Apr 18, 2013
Theophilus Sahr Gbenda is attending Synergy Global's event

Certificate Programme in Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry - Developing and Maintaining Stakeholder Relations at South Africa

September 9, 2013 to September 13, 2013
Due to the great success and popular demand of Course 1, Synergy and CSMI are happy to invite registrations for a fresh round of applicants. The course will take place on the 9th-13th of September 2013 in Johannesburg. Please find attached the course brochure detailing the re-launch of Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industries – Course 1 at Wits University (Johannesburg): a collaboration between Synergy Global Consulting and the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry…See More
Apr 18, 2013
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Natural Resource Charter Discussion Group

A group for discussing the Natural Resource Charter. In particular this a forum is open to users to provide input and feedback on the Charter text and the project as a whole.See More
Apr 18, 2013
Theophilus Sahr Gbenda joined Aasmund Andersen's group
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Sierra Leone Mineral Rights

Discussion on the management and administration of mineral rights in Sierra Leone. See More
Apr 18, 2013
Theophilus Sahr Gbenda joined Kasita Ibrahim Emolu's group
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MEDIA IN EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

Media in Extractive Industries (MEI) will provide peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing from experiences in the oversight of Extractive industries and the revenues they generate for sustainable development
Apr 12, 2013
Theophilus Sahr Gbenda commented on Isabelle Ramdoo's blog post 'Africa's industrialisation is not a choice, it is an imperative!'
"Industrilization is the key to Africa's development, no doubt. The worry however is that the idea seems to be coming from outside, and i fear that ownership of it will be a problem both in the short and long terms. For whose benefit? What are…"
Apr 12, 2013
Paul B. Bangura commented on Theophilus Sahr Gbenda's blog post 'Second EITI validation unearths whopping $6M discrepancy …Leads to Sierra Leone’s suspension'
"Talking about complaince to the EITI, Sierra Leone has to learn from other successful countries. Government has to investigate official responsible for this failure, we expect our government to be accountable to the people of Sierra Leone about the…"
Apr 6, 2013
Theophilus Sahr Gbenda is now friends with Lutz Neumann, Nchimunya Siakanomba and Kobina Aidoo
Apr 5, 2013
Theophilus Sahr Gbenda posted a blog post

Second EITI validation unearths whopping $6M discrepancy …Leads to Sierra Leone’s suspension

The Republic of Sierra Leone has been suspended from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) implementation process, following the country’s woeful failure to meet the requirements for successful validation.The country failed two consecutive validations in 2007 and 2012, recording an alarming discrepancy of over $8M (Eight Million United States Dollars) between what mining companies say they have paid to the government and what government says it has received from the companies…See More
Apr 3, 2013
Theophilus Sahr Gbenda is now a member of GOXI
Aug 4, 2010

Profile Information

Organisation (if non, specify N/A)
Association of Journalists on Mining and Extractives (AJME) and the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ)
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation, Media
Job Title
Chairman
About My Work
My work is to campaign for just mining and to work towards the sustainability of peace through advocating on behalf of the masses for better living conditions and making sure that duty bearers live up to the pledges made to the people.
Areas of interest
Governance and anti-corruption, social accountability, human rights, monitoring revenue collection

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Sierra Leone's Director of Mines Dies Suddenly

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 14:44 0 Comments

The Director of Mines at the Ministry of Mineral Resources (MMR), Jonathan Shaka, died suddenly on Sunday 14th April 2013, while on an official assignment in Kambia, north of the country.

According to impeccable sources, Mr. Jonathan Sharka came out of his hotel room looking frail and complaining of not feeling too good. He suddenly started perspiring and was rushed to a medical doctor in Kambia who pronounced him…

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Second EITI validation unearths whopping $6M discrepancy …Leads to Sierra Leone’s suspension

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 18:30 1 Comment

The Republic of Sierra Leone has been suspended from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) implementation process, following the country’s woeful failure to meet the requirements for successful validation.

The country failed two consecutive validations in 2007 and 2012, recording an alarming discrepancy of over $8M (Eight Million United States Dollars) between what mining companies say they have paid to the government and what government says it has received from…

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