Almost Famous.

There hasn’t been a moment’s rest since Alastair and I took off from London for Sierra Leone on the 4th of July.  We needed to attend and participate in three public disclosure meetings to report the findings from the environmental impact assessment done months ago.  All interested and affected parties were invited to these meetings and they averaged about eight hours long.

The final meeting was back in Freetown, so when we haven’t been sitting in meetings, we’ve been traveling on the long bumpy road back and forth to camp.  When we arrived back in camp after our final meeting in Freetown, we landed in the midst of an HR assessment of the whole project by a couple of consultants, which took a couple of days. Needless to say, with all that’s been going on, I’ve been a bit of a blog loser. Sorry guys.

The public disclosure meetings, although long, were a good experience.  Alastair gave a brief presentation at each one as an overview of the company and its proposal for the future.

We answered questions and took suggestions from community members.

In Freetown, members of Parliament, representatives from the Ministry, journalists and other dignitaries attended the meeting.

Freetown, although a capital city, often feels like a small place. I even heard a report on the meeting the next morning on the radio, so we’re totally famous…almost.

Fame couldn’t keep us away from our friends in Komhun though.

And, she’s back.


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