Kurubonla town, or call it what you like, is the chiefdom headquarter of Neya Chiefdom located in the south/east of Koinadugu District. It is one of the Sierra Leone's largest chiefdoms giving its amalgamation in about 1952 by the British colonialists. It is an amalgamation of four original chiefdoms, Kulor, Saradu, Neya and Neidu, and these are now referred to as Sections, headed by Section Chiefs hailing from their original chieftain houses in those Sections.
In the 1970s, the then All People's Congress (APC) government under Siaka Probyn Stevens split up Neya Section into two, Neya I, with headquarter being Kurobonla and Neya II with headquarter being Porpon. Neya II was carved to create room for its then Youth Leader in that area, the late Gbondo Madusu Lahai II, who was [...]