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PRA seals & suspend NP Brookfields Gas Station

Breaking News‼️ PRA seals & suspend NP Brookfields Gas Station The NP petroleum station  at Brookfields, Kinghaman Road Freetown, has been sealed and license suspended for a deliberate refusal to sell to the public violating the petroleum laws of Sierra Leone.  The statuon refused to sell out fuel to the public as on the process being caught up on the  supervision by the Chairman of the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA), during the investigation as to why they're refusing to sell out to the public, findings came out that they have a Suffient products as follows:  Petrol: 14,800 liters,  10,000 in BRV, 4,800 liters underground. Diesel: 2,200 liters

Umaru Napoleon Koroma and Team Shines at Kimberley (Diamond) Summit in Zimbabwe

Umaru Napoleon Koroma and Team Shines at  Kimberley (Diamond) Summit in Zimbabwe

Deputy Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Umaru Napoleon Koroma has participated in the 20th Plenary of the Kimberley Process held at the Victoria Fall in Zimbabwe. 

Through out the five days summit, the Deputy Minister and his team from Sierra Leone had fruitfully deliberations on a range of issues including the Kimberley Certification Process which was initiated 20 years ago because of the the trade in conflict diamonds from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Sierra Leone as a diamond producing country currently holds the position of Vice President at the Executive Directorate of the African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA). 

During the deliberations, it emerged that Sierra Leone and three other countries will be used as case studies for a research on the use of resources derived from artisanal and alluvial mining for the good of the communities blessed with these resources. 

"Sierra Leone is overwhelmingly committed towards this research and our government will cooperate in it fully because it seeks to adress the fundamental  development challenges in our communities" he said.
It was also revealed that the Diamond Area Community Development Fund (DACDF) a 2001 initiative from Sierra Leone would be considered as a model to be adopted by other African diamond producing countries. Zimbabwe has already adopted this model to create their own community development fund. This development ignited a sense of pride on Team Sierra Leone which was to later engage in other discussions  with groups like the Adhoc Committee on the Review and Reform (ADHCRR) of the Kimberley Process core documents. This Committe looked at the broader definition of "conflict diamonds" where a proposal by othet countries to exted the term to trade in cut and polished diamonds coming from aggressor countries. A connsesus was however not reached on this. The team also actively engaged with  Working Group of Diamond Experts (WDGE) which among other things discussed an agreement between Zimbabwe and Botswana. The discussions will be incorporated into an agreement that will be further scrutinized. 

Speaking to this medium from Zimbabwe, Deputy Minister Umaru Napoleon Koroma said the five days summit provided insightful narratives that will undoubtedly leave lasting impressions on the minds of participants.  

"We came to represent our beloved country and we are very proud of what we have achieved, not only in making a case for Sierra Leone but also shining the light on the management of our diamonds to other countries" he said.

Deputy Minister Napoleon Koroma will also be attending a four days meeting with the world Diamond Council organized by the renowned world leading diamond company, De-Beers in Botswana.


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