Assisting in Sierra Leone’s efforts to achieve Goal-1 of the Millennium Development Goals which is to Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger by 2015, we allocate 0.1% of our revenue annually for Agricultural Development in Tankoro Chiefdom. The funds are held in a trust fund controlled by the Ministry of Mineral Resources, the Tankoro Chiefdom Authorities and Koidu Limited for use in community agricultural projects.
In addition to this initiative, we are also introducing a vegetable production scheme for the resettled community as an alternative means of livelihood restoration. Two of our employees who were sent for training at the University of Bloemfontein in South Africa will manage this project. The objective is to provide the community with the technical and managerial skills, as well as the resources needed to produce quality vegetables for sale at the Freetown vegetable market. We have provided the initial capital and will also help with the marketing and transportation of the produce.