LIBERIA: ArcelorMittal Liberia Donates Additional Supplies to Boost Government’s COVID-19 Fight

Press Release

(L-R) Manager for Corporate Responsibility Eric Swen, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francis Kateh and Marcus Wleh, Head of Government and Community Relations, AML

BUCHANAN ̶ (July 12, 2021), The management of ArcelorMittal Liberia has made another donation of medical supplies to the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health to help accelerate response to the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The latest donation which is an initial portion of a bigger consignment of medical supplies valued at nearly USD $47,000 (forty-seven thousand dollars) included thirty (30) Oxygen Canisters and thirty (30) medical regulators, and an announcement of three thousand, five hundred (3,500) PCR COVID Test kits that have been ordered.

Marcus Wleh, Head of Government Relations at ArcelorMittal Liberia who presented the medical supplies last week said it was in continuation of the company’s support towards strengthening the national response efforts against COVID-19.

Wleh said ArcelorMittal Liberia strongly believes that when the population and communities in Liberia are safe, it will create a positive environment for businesses to thrive.

“ArcelorMittal Liberia has been supportive of the national and local efforts to combat COVID-19, but our partnership with the Ministry of Health goes beyond COVID-19 to when we had the first national public health emergency ̶ Ebola,” explained Wleh.

Receiving the consignment of supplies on behalf of Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Francis Kateh thanked the management of ArcelorMittal Liberia and stressed that the donation is timely, as oxygen supply is one of the most needed support to help safe the lives of many COVID-19 patients.

“On behalf of the Minister of Health and H.E. President George M. Weah, I want to say a big thank you to the CEO and staff of ArcelorMittal Liberia. I’m very excited because what ArcelorMittal Liberia has donated today are the fifteen liters of Oxygen tanks and this is what we really need,” Dr. Kateh said. 

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Liberia in 2020 ArcelorMittal Liberia has been supportive of national and local response efforts, donating over USD$ 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand) in medical and sanitation and hygiene supplies to central government and county authorities in Bong, Nimba and Grand Bassa Counties.

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 18 countries. In 2019, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $70.6 billion and crude steel production of 89.8 million metric tonnes, while iron ore production reached 57.1 million metric tonnes.

Our goal is to help build a better world with smarter steels. Steels made using innovative processes which use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable. Steels for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that will support societies as they transform through this century. With steel at our core, our inventive people and an entrepreneurial culture at heart, we will support the world in making that change. This is what we believe it takes to be the steel company of the future.

ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).

For more information about ArcelorMittal please visit: http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/, https://liberia.arcelormittal.com/

Contact information for Liberia: 

Winston P. Daryoue

Communication Manager

ArcelorMittal Liberia Corporate Communications

E-mail: winston.daryoue@arcelormittal.com

Phone: +231 770 163 252

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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.

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