Monrovia: ArcelorMittal-Liberia (AML) has provided USD $1,750 (One thousand seven hundred fifty dollars) towards the rehabilitation of a major road in its concession area.
The money is to be used for the purchase of three hundred fifty (350) gallons of fuel as a contribution towards rehabilitation of the road from the Concession Gate through Makinto to Sehyee-Geh and then Gboa Gbalasonnon in Nimba County Electoral District #2.
According to AML’s Government Relations Superintendent Ambrose Gbormie, the contribution came following a request from District # 2 Representative Prince Tokpah for the company to assist the communities in the rehabilitation of the road as it has turned deplorable and nearly becoming inaccessible.
The stretch of road is the bypass of the main road leading from Sanniquellie to Yekepa town.
Though AML has committed about US$42 million towards the pavement of the road from Ganta to Yekepa, the project is yet to be completed and the stretch from Sanniquellie to Yekepa becomes deplorable every rainy season.
The road for which the contribution is made serves as a suitable route to bypass the main road to Yekepa from Sanniquellie.
It is also the route for several users whose villages and towns are at the western end of the mining sites (Tokadeh, Gangra, and Yuelliton).
Mr. Gbormie, displaying a receipt from the transaction said the contribution is significant not only because the road runs through AML communities of impact, but also because of the company’s strong corporate responsibility value of giving back to its communities.
The Government Relations Superintendent added that when the main road is deplorable or construction work is going thereon, the Makinto- Sehyee-Geh route can be used to avoid inconveniences in any case.
The current contribution of AML made on October 17 towards road rehabilitation is not the first this year.
On May 23, the company, provided a check for US$7,436.00 to purchase 1,144 gallons of fuel for the rehabilitation of 54.4 kilometers of road from Lugbehyee junction to Gbelehyee, and by extension to Kinon and Gbondin.
On the same day, AML provided a check for US$350,000 to the people of Gbapa for a clinic project that is nearing completion.