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The Sierra Rutile Review 1 2014

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The Sierra Rutile REVIEW MAY 2014 SIERRA LEONE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE HONOURS SIERRA RUTILE’S LOCALISATION PLAN At the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture’s (SLCCIA) annual dinner in February this year, Sierra Rutile was honoured with a special award for its Localisation Plan. The Award was presented by His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma, and accepted on Sierra Rutile’s behalf by CEO, John Bonoh Sisay. In SLCCIA’s citation for the Award, Sierra Rutile’s Localisation Plan was praised for its commitment to the Local Content Policy; contribution to workforce training and development; and contribution towards the expansion of Sierra Leone’s technical and managerial pool. This is the second year running that Sierra Rutile has received an award from SLCCIA. Last year the company was awarded the SLCCIA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Industry for demonstrating operational success whilst maintaining its responsibility to its employees and the local mining community, and contributing meaningfully to Sierra Leone's economy. REFURBISHING LOWER BANTA CHIEFDOM’S MATAGELEMA MOSQUE Sierra Rutile recently completely rehabilitated the Matagelema Central Mosque, Lower Banta Chiefdom, Moyamba District – an important religious building in the area - giving the dilapidated mosque a modern facelift in an initiative worth well over Le 58,000,000 (fifty-eight million Leones). Sierra Rutile formally handed over the renovated mosque to the Paramount Chief of Lower Banta Chiefdom PC John Jibao Russell-Nyaama II and the Matagelema Muslim community. At the formal handing over ceremony, Andy Taylor, Sierra Rutile’s Head of Operations spoke on behalf of the company saying. “I hope that all those using the mosque will pray for the development and success of the community and of Sierra Rutile. Over the years, the company has rehabilitated many public facilities within the mining communities, including mosques and churches. We will continue to work with community leaders and other stakeholders towards community development.” Speaking on behalf of the community was Paramount Chief Russell-Nyaama II. He said: “We are very grateful to Sierra Rutile for rehabilitating this beautiful and important structure within our community, and transforming it into the finest mosque in the entire Lower Banta Chiefdom. We are also grateful to Sierra Rutile for its help in other areas, and appreciate the fact that the needs of the various mining communities are many and that the company cannot meet them all at the same time.” Andy Taylor handing over the keys to PC Russell-Nyaama The refurbished Matagelema Central Mosque PC Russell-Nyaama cutting the tape BOOSTING NJALA UNIVERSITY’S LIBRARY Sierra Rutile has come to the aid of Njala University’s students, donating thousands of dollars worth of books and academic journals, to help replace the books that were lost when the university’s library was destroyed during the civil war. Over 2500 books were handed over covering core Njala subjects such as agriculture, medicine, the sciences and education. Presenting them on behalf of Sierra Rutile was Christopher Ibrahim, the Chief Librarian of the Ruby Rose Educational and Resource Centre. He said: “Sierra Rutile is aware that Njala University badly needs modern text books in order to meet international educational standards and we are delighted to be able to help academic researchers within the University in this way.” Madam Adama Sesay, Librarian of Njala Campus thanked Sierra Rutile for its continued support, saying: “This donation will go a long way towards boosting the University’s library facilities. Education is the backbone of development and I hope that other companies will follow Sierra Rutile’s good example.” Sierra Rutile Limited 2nd Floor, Access Bank Building 30 Siaka Stevens Street Freetown, Sierra Leone Tel: +232 76 801 416 Email: srlfree@sierra-rutile.com Newsletter produced by Elixir Marketing & Media

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