In response to public concerns, Honorable Komba Quee, Member of Parliament, has announced the readjustment of the suspension date for mining activities in the Kamaa Chiefdom.

Following discussions with stakeholders and considering community feedback, the suspension period has been extended.

In an interview with Sierraloaded, Honorable Quee emphasized his commitment to representing the people’s interests, stating, “As the people’s honorable, I have to listen to them.” He highlighted the need to protect the community’s traditions and prevent outsiders from infringing on their rights.

The adjustment comes after the initial suspension announcement due to the grave illness of Paramount Chief Aiah Melvin Ngekia, which led to preparations for a ceremonial burial. The revised dates for the suspension now span from the 10th to the 15th of April, 2024.

The Honorable cited overwhelming support from the community, with 70 to 80 percent favoring the decision. The move aims to allow uninterrupted mourning for the Paramount Chief and uphold cultural traditions during this sensitive time.