ArcelorMittal  Liberia Joins COVID-19 Fight With US$100k in Medical Supplies

BUCHANAN, – ArcelorMittal Liberia has disclosed plan to contribute urgent medical supplies to the Ministry of Health to support efforts in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.

Mittal is a top iron ore investment company that has since operated in three of Liberia’s 15 counties during the Administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf since 2007 till now with a high job provision record in Bong, Nimba and Grand Bassa counties.

According to a release from the AML management, the contribution monetary value is set at US$100,000.

The contribution gets on the way as the Country now accounts for three confirmed cases with several individuals undergoing medical observation amidst State of Health Emergency being declared in Margibi and Montserrado Counties.

The release quoted ArcelorMittal Liberia as saying “the company is urgently seeking to procure medical equipment for its own hospitals, and this is proving to be a very challenging process given the global shortage.”

However, the Company said it will continue the search and, in so doing, will endeavor to facilitate procuring such equipment on behalf of Liberia.

In a letter to the Minister of Health, the CEO of AML, Scott Lowe, said AML is working in close coordination with designated health and security authorities at all levels of the Government of Liberia (GoL) to ensure the safety of its staff and the communities where the firm works and its staff live.

The Company emphasized that it continues to closely monitor the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has instituted an extensive range of measures to protect the people, first and foremost, and to ensure business and operational continuity.

“We need to collaborate with all stakeholders to confront this serious public health crisis,” it said.

As a major investor in Liberia’s private sector, ArcelorMittal Liberia reconfirms its support and commitment to the Government and people of Liberia in containing the spread of the virus.

It can be recalled, the Company in similar direction aided Liberia during its dreadful moment when EBOLA struck the entire nation, a situation that claimed over 4,000 lives in 2014/15.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.