The Management of the China Union (Liberia) Bong Mining Company LTD, says despite its shrinking financial difficulty occasioned by the low price of iron ore on the world market, it will continue to provide training opportunity for Liberians.
The China Union management notes that in keeping with its corporate – social responsibility program as enshrined in the Mineral Development Agreement, (MDA) signed between it and the Liberian Government, it has sent two medical staff of the Bong Mines Hospital for further studies in China.
Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency in Bong Mines, Public Relations Coordinator Morris Tate says the two medical staff, Veronica Adu, 31, Officer –In Charge, Out Patient Department, (OPD) and Gormah Yeanga, 39, Supervisor will join their counterparts to undergo two months intensive training in malaria control and prevention.
In early 2016, the management of China Union turned over the Bong Mines Hospital to the Liberian government due to financial difficulties. The company however said in a memorandum of understanding, (MoU) in 2016 with the Ministry of Health that it will retake the affairs of the hospital whenever situation improves in the near future.
The training is also intended to improve malaria control and prevention system in developing countries around the world. Meanwhile, the resumption of mining activities is expected shortly at the Bong range in Fuamah District, Lower Bong County.
This was disclosed by Mr. Tate. He says the management of China Union was constrained to cease operation two years ago due to low price of iron on the world market.
He further discloses that currently there are ongoing discussions in China for possible resumption of full iron ore mining activities here.“Currently, China has a skeleton staff of 98 persons with the bulk of them being Liberians and with an additional 30 contractors.