In an effort to curtail the further spread of coronavirus, ArcelorMittal Liberia has made available a consignment of detergents to the administration of Bong County.
Materials donated include Tuesday, 7 April at the Gbarnga Administration Building office included hand washing buckets, eight barrels of chlorine and more than fifteen cartoons of tide soap.
Making the presentation on behalf of Mr. Scott Lowe, ArcelorMittal Liberia Chief Executive Officer, the company’s Bong County Liaison Officer Mrs. AlberthaDoloDianue said the donation was her company’s way of helping to fight COVID-19.She then called on authorities of the county to place a special emphasis on the fight against the human killer.
AML is working in closed coordination with designated health and security authorities at all levels of the government of Liberia to ensure the safety of its staff and the communities in which it operates.
As a major investor in the country’s private sector, ArcelorMittal has reconfirmed its support and commitment to the government and people of Liberia in containing the further spread of the virus.
Taking delivery of the materials, Bong County Superintendent, Madam Esther Walker hailed the world steel giant for being supportive of the government’s initiatives.
She said this is not the first time for such intervention from AML as it also did same during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.
Madam Walker during the donation described ArcelorMittal as “a true partner to Liberia,” and appealed to AML to intervene as the county recruits people to create awareness about the coronavirus.
She warned people who continue to deny the existence of the virus in the country to desist.
ArcelorMittal Liberia in 2005 signed the Mineral Development Agreement with the Liberian Government, enabling the company to initiate iron ore mining project in the country.
In 2006, ArcelorMittal was the first and single largest private investor in the country since the civil wars, and their commitment to Liberia led the way in demonstrating the viability of prosperous business in Liberia.
ArcelorMittal Liberia operation center around three key components, mining, railing and shipping.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong—Edited by Winston W. Parley