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AMLIB Meets Social Responsibility in Kokoyah

As  part of its corporate social responsibility,the American –Liberian United Mineral  Incorporated (AMLIB) recently constructed and turned over two elementary  schools  to inhabitants of Sayeweh and Dean Town communities in Kokoyah District, Bong County.

Speaking at the formal turning over ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer of AMLIB  Geoff  Eyre  reaffirmed his company’s commitment  to working with  the citizens  in ensuring the social benefits they deserve as communities. He indicated that the company is not only interested in extracting resources from Liberia, but equally the returned benefits Liberians receive as a result of their investment in the country.

Mr. Eyre averred that beyond the construction of the schools, interventions were also being made for the provision of safe drinking water to communities directly affected by its operations in Kokoyah as means of improving the  Water and Sanitation  situation in these areas.

The  AMLIB boss also disclosed that the company was finalizing plans for the  provision of text books and other instructional materials to the two educational facilities to enhance the work of teachers who have limited access to learning resource  materials to provide proper  instruction  for the students.

Also speaking at the formal dedicatory ceremony, Bong County Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor  urged parents to consider the construction of the schools as a glorious opportunity for their children, admonishing them to exert efforts to ensure that the schools were properly  managed  for the long-term benefit of their communities.

The Bong County Lawmaker further cautioned parents not to use the schools as mere decoration for their communities, but employ their time to ensure that their children were in school regularly.

She indicated that if  Liberia is to develop at a fast pace, more concentration must be given the educational sector through realistic programs to accelerate  a decentralized  educational initiative  for the benefit of the upcoming generation.

She used the forum to laud AMLIB for its honest approach to dealing with issues surrounding its corporate social responsibility in Bong County which the citizens were now feeling the returned benefits. The cost of the two primary schools is in the tone of about fifty thousand United States Dollars ($ 50,000.00USD).

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