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Mines Minister Debunks Earlier Statement

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Mines Minister Debunks Earlier Statement

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He also assured the people of Sierra Leone whom he said have endured protracted suffering, that under his watch, mining activities will be safeguarded; and ultimately revamp the mining sector so as to ensure it benefits all Sierra Leoneans.

Before his appointment by President Bio as Minister of Mines, Hon. Yokie represented Constituency 068 in the Bo District from 2007– 2017 in the Sierra Leone Parliament, where he served in many committees including the Mines and Mineral Resources Oversight Committee. He was also a Special Trade Envoy of the Government of Sierra Leone.

He further informed the press that the government is not scaring investors away, but “we are only revisiting some Mining License Agreements. In my view, the people of Sierra Leone are not benefiting as expected from their mineral wealth. So, we need to change that narrative by renegotiating a better deal for our people. That is our sacred obligation and we owe it to the people of Sierra Leone.

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