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Three Million Pounds lease may land Paramount Chief, others in COURT for Bagla iron ore

By FAYAIA AMARA FAYIA
Members of the Tunkia Descendants Association and the people of Tunkia Chiefdom Kenema District recently held a meeting at Ngiegbwema Town and in that meeting they resolved at taking at taking legal action against the Paramount Chief, Amara Gowa sama and others who have been accused of illegally leasing out the Bagla Hill to different companies for Iron Ore Mining activity for for a period of fifty years .
The Chairman of theTunkia Descendants Association, MusaTaimeh informed the people that documents available with them have revealed that PC Goawi Sama, his Speaker and three others have entered into different leased agreements with various Mining Companies for Iron Ore production at the Bagla Hills and have allegedly received money which they did not present to the Chiefdom people.

Taimeh said documentary evidence are available to prove that the transaction which gives right to Sable Mining Company to take over Bagla Hills and all that is underneath from Red Rock Mining Company was around Three Million Pounds, claiming that Eight Hundred Million Leones was given to the Paramount Chief and others who signed the two agreements.
The Public Relations Officer of the Association thanked the Chiefdom people for giving them support to fight oppression, corruption and dictatorship in the Chiefdom.
He said they have more than enough to prosecute the Paramount Chief and all those named in the shady agreement.
SLPP Member of Parliament Marcus Kallon thanked the people for being united to put a stop to corruption, pointing out that the Chiefdom needs a lot in terms of infrastructure, medical and educational facilities.
Honorable Marcus Kallon called on his people to support the Gola Forest Programme, which he said will benefit them forever.
The Chiefdom speaker, Alhaji Kanneh admitted to have signed one of the agreements when some individuals met him at his house and informed him that the document was from the Paramount Chief and it was about bringing development to the Chiefdom.
He denied receiving money from for signing the document or from the Paramount Chief as rumored in and outside the Chiefdom.
In response to the meeting called by the descendants, the Paramount Chief Gowai Sama held a meeting with other stakeholders of the Chiefdom at Golahun Town where he reported the leaders of the Descendant Association, claiming that they have abused him and entire Chiefdom.
Majority of those who attended the Golahun meeting voted for mining of the Iron Ore and expressed their dissatisfaction over the operation of the GOLA Forest Programme

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