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INCHR damns Bea Mountain for breaching Liberianization Policy

The Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) wants the Liberianization Policy enforced at Bea Mountain Mining Company in Grand Cape County.

The INCHR chairman, Cllr. T. Dampster Brown notes that Bea Mountain Mining Company is operating in total disregard of the Labour Law of Liberia.

Cllr. Brown says the company is not adhering to the Liberianization Policy that is intended to provide job opportunities for citizens of Liberia.

Addressing a news conference on Monday, 7 February at the Commission Head Office in Sinkor, he said the policy is an affirmative action that seeks to empower Liberians, emphasizing that no company should import workers, who are non-Liberians to occupy any position that Liberians are trained and qualified to occupy.

He reveals that the Management of Bea Mountain imported 300 expatriates, mainly Turkish and other nationals that are within its employ as truck drivers, painters, carpenters, cooks, house boys, and mechanics with higher salaries.

The INCHR boss further observes that condition of work for those aliens brought into the country is far improved than Liberian staff.

He says the company hired services of Liberians as causal laborers and after three months, dismissed them without compensation.

“The causal laborers are assigned in the technical department where there are hazardous substances such as chemicals which are harmful to their health”, he explains. Editing by Jonathan Browne


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