Pilot Mining Scheme, Kono

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Sierra Leone – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th April 1959.

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Photo of Mr William Griffiths Mr William Griffiths , Manchester Exchange 12:00 am, 9th April 1959

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that illicit diamond mining in Kono is probably the biggest headache that the Sierra Leone Government have to face and that the Africans feel that the development of co-operative mining, as recommended by Professor Jacks, as quickly as possible might be a solution to this intractable problem which has caused so much difficulty for the Government of Sierra Leone?