Nimba County Inspector Hails AcelorMittal as ‘True Partner’

MONROVIA – The County Inspector for Nimba has recognized ArcelorMittal Liberia (AML) as a true partner and called on the citizens to help protect the company’s investment.

Speaking at a one-day AML Phase-II Expansion Project community awareness forum in Ganta, Nimba County, Inspector B. Mac Gblinwon informed Nimba D-9 TV that Mount Nimba which belongs to the people and the government is now benefiting the entire nation.

He acknowledged AML’s role as “a true partner” that is always ready to get involved with key community development initiatives.

“This is why Nimba continues to benefit more from the allocations amongst the three affected counties (Bassa, Bong and Grand Bassa).

“We appreciate Mittal for the support to our county team, but we are calling on AML to ramp up Nimba support from the initial contribution as per the allocation in the County Social Development Fund.

“It is good that others like Women Empowerment Forum Liberia from the Civil Society will decide to come and educate all of us as per the activities and benefits of AML Phase-II Expansion,” he said.

According to Inspector Gblinwon, if the government appointed officials were to carry the message of AML development initiatives to the people, the public would have said the officials have been bought.

“We are therefore grateful to Women Empowerment Forum Liberia (WEFL) for this wonderful awareness,” said Hon Gblinwon who later added “as you can see the cap on my head, the just ended-Nimba County Inter Electoral League was sponsored by AML with caps, T-Shirts”.

In another development, the County Inspector announced the construction of a modern office complex in Sanniquellie City for people with disabilities, with funding from ArcelorMittal’s County Social Development Fund.

Also speaking at the event, Nimba County Chapter Civil Society Organization Secretary General appreciated AML for allowing a civil society organization based in Nimba to carry out the awareness.

“These are some of the interventions we want to see coming forth from Mittal. Get the Civil Society Organizations of the affected counties involved in all your activities as way of strengthening the partnership,” Secretary General of the Disabled community of Nimba, Gabriel Sow, stated.

At the program, Madame Musu Kardame, President of Gompa City Concerned Women, the student community, and youth leaders made remarks at the AML Phase Two information sharing dialogue.

Madame Laura Bee Kiekpo, Executive Director of WEFL, appreciated everyone for the successful interaction. By: Edmund C. Gbarwee.

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