By Elizabeth Davidson Campbell
“I am impressed with your business establishment”, says Ambassador Alie Badara Kamara to the ambassador of Gold and Jewellery in Iran.
Mehran Khosravian is the CEO of Bonyan Tejarat Safiran Co, a huge logistics management and supply company that specialises in raw materials including gold products.
The Iranian Ambassador of gold and jewellery treasures expressed interest in establishing credible businesses in Sierra Leone.
Speaking at a meeting in the office of Ambassador Alie Badara Kamara, Mr Khosravian revealed that he has established different types of businesses in other African and Middle Eastern countries in sectors including Roads, energy, and gold factories. He said that his company is prepared to bring viable projects into Sierra Leone including the needed machinery and the experts to establish a gold factory in the country.
The Iranian ambassador also said that his company possesses the standard expertise to transform cabbage into energy (LIGHT).
He further said they would like to train Sierra Leoneans on how to operate related machines and how to process gold into a final consumer-required format.
Ambassador Nehrab Khosravian then went on to extend an invitation to Ambassador Kamara to visit his investments in Isfahan, one of the cities in Iran for him to have a first-hand look at the operational capacity of his business establishment.
In his response, Ambassador Alie Badara Kamara said he is impressed by the investment ambitions of Mr Khosravian and team, and that he is ready to give him all the support to establish businesses in Sierra Leone, that will, in turn, provide job opportunities for Sierra Leoneans and transfer valuable skill sets to them.
H.E Kamara stated that Sierra Leone is well known for mining activities, “as we have lots of minerals like diamond, gold, bauxite, Iron Ore and so on”.
Ambassador Kamara also reassured his Iranian counterpart of Sierra Leone government support for the establishment of factories in different manufacturing areas.
He assured him of a secured friendly and productive business environment in Sierra Leone.