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Kinjor people condemn violence at Bea Mountain

The people of Kinjor community in Diablo Clan, Gola Konneh District, Grand Cape Mount County have condemned recent violence at the concession site of Bea Mountain in the county, which obstructed normal operations of the company.

They expressed shock and displeasure and described the violence as unacceptable, and should be condemned by all peace-loving citizens.

In a press statement issued in Monrovia, the Kinjor community residents and the leaders categorically disassociate themselves from what they described as acts of lawlessness by intransigent youths, which they said was completely unjustified.

“While we acknowledge engaging the Management of Bea Mountain in respect to several issues of concerns over the years, we and management have worked together to resolve some issues and continue to engage each other in a dialogue out of which several accomplishments have been accomplished by both sides”, the release reads.

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It cites overtures made by the Management of Bea Mountain to allow communities to nominate and recommend candidate(s) for its Human Resource and Community Relations departments, conclusion of the establishment of a clan development funds in the amount of US$150,000 out of which schools and clinics will be constructed in the district, and asphalt construction of the 19 kilometers Daniel Town Road, among others.

The release said due to allegations of improprieties against community leaders regarding hiring of citizens, it was agreed at a recent meeting that Management introduce a public bulletin and mailbox system for community hiring process, which it says citizens believe is transparent, fair, and answers question of impropriety and abuse by any individual.

But the citizens said to their dismay, some individuals took upon themselves to destroy said consensus exercise, noting that for the record, none of these achievements were made thru acts of hooliganism or violence thus, they strongly reaffirm their position to remain engaged with company in positive dialogue, the release noted. Press release

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