Deal #6041

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kono, Sierra Leone

Target country
Sierra Leone
Comment on location
eastern Sierra Leone, Nimiyama Chiefdom

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013] 601
Comment on land area
1,486 acres of land- 601.3ha

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Non-food agricultural commodities

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2013] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2016] Failed (Contract cancelled)
Comment on negotiation status
Namiti assisted the company members in obtaining the land back from the community members.

Purchase price

Purchase price currency
US Dollar ($)
Comment on purchase price
purchase the land at a price of US $ 130 per acre

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2018-05-07
Comment on data source
SIERRA LEONE'S SMALL TOWNS LEARN TO FIGHT AGAINST LAND GRABS

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-09-28
Comment on data source
Land Portal- Sierra Leone's farmers continue to fight multinational land grabs

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-02-26
Comment on data source
Concord Times- Sierra Leone court upholds land rights for over 70 families: Chinese company to return 1,486 acres of land

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-02-16
Comment on data source
Land Owning Families In Eastern Sierra Leone Sue Chinese Company And Paramount Chief To Recover Land

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted
Comment on consultation of local community
Community members didn’t know about the deal until surveyors began demarcating the land. Claims that paramount chief was involved in the sale.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
Namiti assisted the company in suing the company and obtained the land back. The judge awarded damages of nearly Le 450,000,000.

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
70 families

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Rubber tree

May 21, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

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