Police in Gbarnga City, Bong County, have rounded up more than 50 people from David Dean Town, commonly known as Gold Camp, and Sayeweh Town in Kokoyah Statutory District for reportedly vandalizing facilities of MNG-Gold. Around 4 p.m. on Monday, November 5, a vehicle belonging to a Chinese company hired by MNG-Gold was involved in an accident that resulted into the death of four persons near Sayeweh Town. On several occasions, residents of Sayeweh Town and surrounding villages affected by the operations of MNG-Gold have complained of the company’s failure to improve their impoverished lives. The management later admitted that cyanide (chemicals) from its plant affected creeks that serve as sources of water for those in Sayeweh Town. Meanwhile, the citizens, through Statutory Superintendent Conde Yallah, are appealing to government to review the agreement between the citizens and MNG-Gold management.
Source: Daily Observer November 08, 2018 02:27 UTC