Scotia International of Nevada, Inc. (SION), is an international organisation which was founded to meet the needs of the growing industry around the world. Nearly a century of combined experience enables Scotia to offer state-of-the-art designs and equipment to serve in the different areas they work in such as Mine Site Development, General Building, Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management etc.
With its new pro-growth strategy looking to expand its operation in West Africa, Sierra Leone stand to gain a lot from S.I.O.N foreign direct investment approach, focusing on the gold mining sector by helping the community’s grouping into co-operatives through which SION will provide these co-operatives with artisanal mining equipment, medicine and food
Lessons learnt from countries like Bostwana, DRC, Tanzania, Mali and Liberia, Cooperatives work better with people working as one with a common aim to mine at a small-scale in an effort to improve their livelihood and develop their Towns and villages
SION partners with the Ministry of Mines and Minerals through the National Minerals Agency to set up an Independent Gold Laboratory where investors or people interested in buying gold from Sierra Leone could take their Gold Bars or dust to be tested and assay directly, before payment, creating a secured settlement and further service direct shipment through the Government Gold & Diamond Office. SION believes this is the first step to restore the country’s image, which has over the years been destroyed by gold scammers