The goal of Lion Mountains is to develop large-scale commercial agriculture in Sierra Leone, generating superior returns for our shareholders whilst also delivering a profound social impact to our partner communities. We are headquartered in Bo, where we have our mill, and have a lease on 500ha of prime farmland at Senehun in Kamajei Chiefdom. We have agreements in principle for an additional 14,000ha with local chiefdoms.
Lion Mountains has developed excellent community relations and enjoys high levels of support among all stakeholders, from President Koroma downwards.
The company is led on the ground by Managing Director Mike Gericke, who brings over 40 years of experience of farming in Africa. Having launched in October 2014, Lion Mountains is now established as the leading milling operation in Sierra Leone.
We are strongly committed to the prosperity of Sierra Leone and aim to return the country to being a net exporter of rice, as it was many years ago. The natural endowment offers excellent potential for commercial agricultural production and wealth creation.