ArcelorMittal Liberia Yekepa Estate Manager- Ramses Kumbuyah

AML Enhances Employee Wellbeing and Community Development with Modern Facilities

In a recent visit to ArcelorMittal Liberia’s (AML) estate in Yekepa, we saw evidence of commitment to providing not just employment opportunities but also ensuring the wellbeing of its staff and contributing to the broader community.

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AML has taken significant strides in creating a conducive living environment for its employees and the Yekepa community with a focus on accommodation, social amenities, and healthcare.

Quality Housing Facilities:

The company addresses the housing needs of its employees by providing decent accommodation options that cater to the diverse needs of its workforce.

Each housing unit is equipped with essential amenities such as running water, flush toilets, and round-the-clock electricity.

Moreover, AML goes the extra mile by supplying and maintaining additional logistics, including functional bathrooms, air conditioning, bedrooms, kitchens, stoves, and refrigerators.

What sets AML’s housing maintenance apart from others is its unique format. Residents can make maintenance requests to the estate department, and a dedicated team promptly addresses these requests, ensuring that living spaces remain in optimal condition.

For those who cannot secure accommodation, AML provides housing allowance every month, facilitating a smooth transition for employees new to the area.

Expansion Plans for Employee Housing:

With the company expanding its workforce in the ongoing Phase Two Project, the Department of Operation is undertaking a massive housing project to accommodate over 1000 employees around the Tokadeh Mines.

The construction site is located along the main road leading to Yekepa from Tokadeh junction, covering a total area of 117,832.277 m2 or 29.12 acres of land

Phase one of the construction will target 520 staff, and provide a canteen, a gym, a laundry building, a recreation center, one facility management office, a mini clinic, a fence, three security booths, and all other civil infrastructure, such as roads, drainages, water, and power supply system, the company announced in August.

This initiative when completed will not only address the immediate housing needs but also foster the creation of an entirely new community, enhancing the overall living experience for AML staff.

Community Development Beyond Housing:

Beyond housing, AML has invested in social services for both its concession area in Yekepa and the broader community.

A children’s playground has been erected, providing a safe and enjoyable space for families.

Additionally, the completion of Volleyball and Basketball courts, open to the Yekepa community, underscores AML’s commitment to promoting physical activity and community engagement.

Healthcare Facilities:

At the ArcelorMittal-run hospital facility in Yekepa, the company is taking a significant step forward by constructing a state-of-the-art theater.

This facility, equipped with the latest medical equipment, aims to serve not only AML staff but also members of the public.

The hospital’s expansion emphasizes AML’s dedication to the health and well-being of both its workforce and the broader community.

Benefits for Professional Development and Wellbeing:

The provision of quality housing, community amenities, and healthcare facilities by AML not only improves the immediate living conditions of its employees but also contributes significantly to their professional development and overall well-being.

Comfortable living spaces create a conducive environment for staff to focus on their work, fostering productivity and job satisfaction.

The presence of recreational facilities and community spaces further enhances a sense of belonging and camaraderie among employees, promoting a positive work culture.

ArcelorMittal Liberia strides forward in its commitment to employee welfare and community development, the impact goes far beyond the confines of steel and mining.

The company’s holistic approach, encompassing quality housing, community amenities, and cutting-edge healthcare facilities, reflects a dedication to creating a sustainable and vibrant future for Liberia.

AML’s endeavors are not just about steel production; they are about building communities, nurturing individuals, and contributing to the social fabric of Yekepa and beyond. The ongoing housing projects and community initiatives are not merely corporate ventures; they are the seeds of growth planted in the fertile soil of collaboration and care.

In the tapestry of ArcelorMittal Liberia’s journey, each housing unit, playground, and healthcare facility is a thread that weaves a story of progress and prosperity. As the company expands, it leaves an indelible mark not only on the landscape but on the lives of the people it touches. In these endeavors, AML is not merely mining resources; it is cultivating a future where communities flourish, and individuals thrive.

As AML continues its forward momentum, it becomes clear that this is not just a corporate giant; it is a catalyst for positive change. The story unfolding in Yekepa is not just about steel; it’s about the strength of community bonds, the resilience of individuals, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

In every housing unit, in every recreational space, and every healthcare facility, ArcelorMittal Liberia is sowing the seeds of a vibrant and sustainable future.

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