Workers laid off by mining giant ArcelorMittal have entered their third day of peaceful protest against the company for its reported failure to provide them with benefits they say they are due.
Police in Grand Bassa have sent a 55-year-old man to court for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in the county.
Barely a week after Rep. Samuel Kogar threatened to sue the government for not providing Social Development Fund allotments owed to Nimba, Grand Bassa, and Bong, the Finance Ministry has issued checks worth US$3.1 million to the three counties in which ArcelorMittal operates.
A staff member of ArcelorMittal School System in Yekepa, Nimba has tested positive for the Coronavirus, the company has disclosed in a press statement. The staff, who had prior health issues, died in Monrovia.
Barely 24 hours after a train belonging to ArcelorMittal was derailed in Zuluyee, Nimba (about 205 km from the Buchanan port), the mining giant has announced a temporary suspension of all rail activities as a team is being mobilized to help recover the losses incurred by the company.
On Friday, June 11, Liberia acquired two noninvasive ventilators as a donation from the iron ore giant, ArcelorMittal.
ArcelorMittal has confirmed that one of its locomotives has killed a 34-year-old father of five in Bunadin, located within Nimba’s eighth electoral district.
Grand Bassa’s county health officer, Dr. Anthony Tucker, and eight senior health personnel in the county have gone into isolation at the ArcelorMittal concession area in Buchanan.