sharing in governance of extractive industries

Theophilus Sahr Gbenda
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  • Sierra Leone
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Association of Journalists on Mining and Extractives (AJME) and the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ)
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation, Media
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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…


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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