ArcelorMittal Liberia has installed 150 streetlights across Yekepa Township in Nimba County. The commissioning of the lights is part of ongoing efforts to improve security and the outlook of the major mining town.
Nimba District #3 Representative, Joseph Nyan Somwarbi praised ArcelorMittal and said lighting of Yekepa is a positive response that will help improve relations and investment in AML mining communities.
Representative Somwarbi encouraged the community residents to ensure protection of the streetlights and expressed excitement for the intensive wild vegetation management which improves outlook of the area.
In a statement dedicating the lights, AML’s Acting CEO Adriaan Strydom emphasized that the lighting of Yekepa is part of the company’s contribution to the community and a huge honor and privilege to influence community development.
At the P-Market and Area-K intersection a major business hub in Yekepa, traders joyfully described the initiative as a major boost for economic activities.
They said prior to installation of the lights, they were compelled to close businesses early, but now they can continue selling late at night.
The fitting of solar streetlights in Yekepa is one of several ongoing social and community development projects by ArcelorMittal Liberia.