Western Cluster Limited inducted into the Liberia Chamber of Mines
Western Cluster Limited (WCL) has been inducted into the Liberia Chambers of Mines, joining other bigger mining companies as a member, and the second iron ore producer exporter of Liberia.
The Liberia Chamber of Mines is a consortium of mining companies and businesses established to help strengthen the role of the sector actors in advancing the mining industry of Liberia and complementing the government’s efforts in achieving some of its development goals.
Western Cluster Liberia Limited is the newest company to form part of the Liberia Chamber of Mines.
The Executive Director of the Liberia Chamber of Mines Mrs. Monique Cooper Liverpool expressed confidence in the Western Cluster Limited and welcomed it to the Liberia Chambers of Mines.
Speaking at the certification of Western Cluster Limited, Madam Liverpool said the Chamber of Mines is also focused on the private sector, and not only on companies holding licenses.
She disclosed that the Liberia Chamber of Mines membership extends to those who are also providing legal services, logistical services, geological services, transportation services, and other types of supply chains.
“That’s how we create a more vibrant mining industry through our association. It is very encouraging for us to see Western Cluster Limited coming back in the mining area,” she noted further.
“There are processes that help transport the gold and iron ore from the rail under the transportation sector, there are also so many things that the Liberia Chamber of Mines brings to the sector.”
Madam Liverpool said the induction of Western Cluster Limited into the Chambers makes the chamber stronger.
“Our membership [is] stronger and we are still requesting more members to work with us in the interest of the association. The safety and welfare of our members are very important as well,” she said.
The Liberia Chamber of Mines has a little over 30 members and it’s open to recruiting more members.
Also speaking at the event, the president of the Liberia Chambers of Mines Mr. Amara Kamara said the existence of The Liberian Chamber of Mines will create an avenue to have one voice in the mining sector.
Kamara said it’s a big boost to have a company like Western Cluster Limited join the Liberia Chambers of Mines, describing the group as a big platform for advocacy and advisory in the mining sector.
“For us, it’s a big boost to have us being part of this association as a member. It is [a] big platform for advocacy, so, to be part of this we are happy.”
Mr. Chetan Savant, General Manager of Western Cluster Limited received the certificate of induction on behalf of the company.
He said he was glad for the company to be a member of the Liberia Chamber of Mines which pushes the interest of its members.
“Government is the regulator of the sector and I think by establishing this group it will help unite us for the common good of our sector,” he said.