The Marampa Chiefdom Paramount Chief Bai-Koblo-Queen II has presented twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) to land owners in the chiefdom.
The program which took place at the Lunsar Court-Barray attracted councilors, government officials and community elders in that part of the country.
Presenting the money, P.C Koblo-Queen II said that the London Mining Company (LMC) gave the Marampa Chiefdom $25,000 through the Bank of England in April this year.
He disclosed that the delay in the distribution of the money was due to the banking transaction between the Bank of England and the Bank of Sierra Leone.
PC Koblo-Queen II revealed that the seventy five million leones equivalent (Le.75 million) will be shared between three beneficiaries namely: the landowners, the community and the community administration.
Setting the records straight, the Paramount Chief debunked a publication by one of the local tabloids which alleged that he had embezzled the money.
He appealed to journalists to cross check their stories before publication.
The PC expressed gratitude to the LMC for the gesture saying that it is a step in the right direction. He urged beneficiaries to utilize the money well for the development of the community.