August 2007: Sanimuso Holdings signs exclusive gold purchase agreement with World Mining And Construction Group, LLC of Texas USA.
July 2007: Guinea Government Approves and registers SANIMUSO COOPERATIVE over the whole of Guinea.
July 2007: Sanimuso Foundation for the Support of Artisanal Mining Communities approved by Guinea Government to cover whole Guinea as the Guinea representation of SANIMUSO FOUNDATION USA.
June 2007: Guinea Government Office for Humanitarian Aid and Support (SENAH “ Service National pour l’Action Humanitaire) nominates SANIMUSO FOUNDATION as its partner for relief, aid, and development partner in all the mining zones of the Republic of Guinea. This programme exempts SANIMUSO and its partners from import and export duties in all development and humanitarian aid to the sector.
June 2007: Ministry of Mines of Guinea (Through Center For Mining Promotions and Development – CPDM) undertake to work with SANIMUSO to develop artisanal mining sector in Guinea.
May 2007: Mandiana Office set up covering a membership of over 70 000 initial members.
May 2007: SANIMUSO OPENS THE SIGUIRI BRANCH. Siguiri is the proposed headquarters of the Miners Bank of Guinea
May 2007: Guinea Ministry of Health and National Aids Commission enters discussions for SANIMUSO FOUNDATION USA to assist Aids programme for Guinea.
April 2007: Discussions with Governor of Central Bank of Guinea opens for the setting up of the 1st Miners Bank in the World. Government gives OK for the setting up of the Bank and assures its readiness to facilitate progress on setting up of the Bank.
April 2006: Web domain established Sanimuso.com.
March 2006: Sanimuso Foundation begins operations in the USA.
February 2005: Board of Directors of Sanimuso ONG and Sanimuso Foundation for the Support of Artisanal Mining Communities (Guinée) respectively agree and confirm support and cooperation with US based Mining Support Organisation Sanimuso USA.
January 2005: Membership drive rocketing to a registered figure of over 500 000 with even calls from miners in Sierra Leone and Liberia to set up branches there. All towns, villages, and mines of the Gold Belt are covered and represented on Sanimuso.
October 2004: Second phase delivery of mining improvement and enhancing mostly motor pumps, underground mining digging and lighting equipment, clothes and safely equipment for the miners…..cash for purchasing Au coming from the different mining zones under Sanimuso control
October 2004: With the Presence of Mr. Eugene Chase and the investment of Zakley membership grows to over 80,000 members spread in Siguiri, Mandiana, Dinguiraye, Kouroussa, Faranah, Kerouane, and even to the borders with Southern Sierra Leone, Liberia, ………………
August 2004: Agreement finalised for a 15 year lease on National Buying/distribution headquarters.
August 2004: Phase I Delivery of Equipment for Productivity Improvement including a Mitsubishi 4 x 4 double cabin truck, air freighted motor pumps of more than 20,000k$, 1st sample shipment of kgs of 22.6 carat Au to smelter in Pennsylvania, USA.
July 2004: Formation of Foundation (Formal Authorisation to Operate soon with Tax Exemption for all Imports and Exports) For the Support of Artisanal Mining Communities.
March 2004: Negotiations for Joint Venture Agreement with Zakley together with Sanimuso NGO of Kouroussa in the Presence of the King of Kouroussa. Joint venture Agreement for the Exclusive Purchase of Au and support
Agreement signed between Sanimuso and Zakley and registered as a legal Document.
January 2004: Membership grows to over 60 000 representing the regions of Kouroussa (17,000), Siguiri (20 000), Mandiana (50,000) Dinguiraye (5,000), other enclaves between Siguiri-Kankan-Faranah-Kouroussa. The rise in numbers is due to the Presence of Mr Eugene Chase of Zakley visiting Guinea to negotiate joint venture agreements to finance Sanimuso and seek markets for all gold produced by Sanimuso.
February 2003: Sanimuso instigates the Founding of the African Women in Mining Network – AFWIM- at the World Bank CASM Conference at Elmina Ghana
January 2003: Membership calls for inauguration of branches in Siguiri, Mandiana, Dinguiraye, Kankan, and to a small extent Faranah. My representative for Siguiri (a former local Government Authority) alone lists over 20,000 members for the largest Region of ASM in Guinea. Siguiri alone has over 200,000 people directly working in ASM. In October, 2003 Kouroussa alone listed members of over 15,000 traditional Artisanal Miners
January 2002: Membership grows to 5,000 members within the 11 districts representing the 40 or so mining villages and mines of Kouroussa.
January 2001: Sanimuso NGO is officially legalised and Authorised to Operate in line with declared objectives over the whole territory of Guinea Prefectoral Executive Instrument: Decision N°: 017/P/KSSA/2001.
12/July-2004 Formation of Sanimuso Capital SARL and Registered under the Guinea Companies’ Registry: N° Formalite/RCCM/GC-KAL/04982/2004 and N°Entreprise/RCCM/GC-KAL/04586A/2004.
September 1996 – January 2000: Education campaign amongst the population, mining villages, hamlets, and mines of Kouroussa and beyond on the merits of Cooperatives within the ASM community, as a key to protection of community lands, and the environment…Officially registered number for Kouroussa town alone grows to 84 members at the 1st inaugural ceremony held in the suburb of Kouroussakouda, Kouroussa. The total number grows to some 1,500 for the 12 Local Government areas of the District.
September 1996: Sanimuso Receives Confirmation and Directives from the Chiefs and Elders representing the 11 Districts of Kouroussa represented by the Mandingo King of Kouroussa King Sayon Keita I, to set up and coordinate Artisanal Mining within Kouroussa and beyond for and on behalf of the Artisanal Mining Subjects, and the Community at large.
Membership at the time: 4 women, and 1 man