Jean-Raymond Boulle, the successful mining entrepreneur, founder and principle shareholder of Titanium Resources Group (TXR:AIM) is to be made a Commander of the Order of the Rokel, the highest order of merit to be awarded by the country of Sierra Leone. The award will be made to Mr. Boulle by His Excellency Alhadji Ahmad Tejan, the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
The award recognizes the immensely valuable contribution that Mr. Boulle has made to the country and people of Sierra Leone over a 30 year time span. Mr. Boulle’s faith in its people to rebuild their lives and the country following the end of the civil war, gave him the confidence to invest and keep investing in the country since 1999. At that time, general perception was that Sierra Leone represented too high a risk to justify investment. However Mr. Boulle ignored the general perception and invested many millions of Dollars in purchasing 100% of the Sierra Rutile and Sierra Minerals mines. Throughout the horrific civil war, Mr. Boulle through his private companies continued to support the local community by providing funding for agriculture, aquiculture, schools and medical care.