It used to serve as a viable mining area for the country and a lucrative one for job seekers until it was stopped in the 1970s.
The Marampa mining area is not only rich in iron ore, but Kimberley and diamonds could be mined there.
The iron ore had been mined at Marampa for nearly three decades but as the ore never dies, a mining company has expressed interest to start mining there.
On Tuesday, the people of Marampa Chiefdom welcomed the London mining company chief executives at Lunsar and expressed their happiness for the company.
The provincial secretary North, Manni Koroma, reminisced that in the 70s, Lunsar was a significant place where people from all regions went in search of jobs. He told the community that after his visit to the mine sites, he became convinced that something good had arrived for the chiefdom.
Paramount Chief Bai Koblo Queen II admonished his subjects to team up as brothers and sisters for the mines to be opened so that development would once more be in the chiefdom.
He told them that division within the chiefdom would not in anyway take them anywhere. Introducing the company’s executives from the London mining company its solicitor, Olga Solomon Moigbe who is a native from Marampa, cautioned her people that it was only love that would take the chiefdom forward. She disclosed that hundreds of jobs awaited them at the mines, and assured the chiefdom that the company was efficient, wealthy and capable of mining and to also undertake developmental projects within the chiefdom.