Africa-Press – Liberia. ArcelorMittal Liberia has submitted its Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) Compliance Report to the Government of Liberia through the National Bureau of Concessions (NBC). The 54-page report provides detailed updates and progress, on the delivery of commitments in the company’s MDA.
NBC’ Director General Edwin Dennis commended ArcelorMittal Liberia on the submission of its MDA Compliance Report and highlighted that the regular timely submission makes the work of the NBC much easier and urged other concession companies operating in Liberia to follow the good example of ArcelorMittal Liberia.
NBC’ Director General Edwin Dennis said the report will be shared with the relevant line ministries for review. “We are appreciative of you helping us get our report. Like you rightly said this is a self-compliance report, we will be following up on this report to do verification on what we have in there, compared to what we have in the agreement.”
Dennis said a delegation from the NBC and other representatives in the mining sector are on their way this week to AML’s mining operations in Buchanan and Yekepa to see first-hand the evidence to adequately validate the content of the report.
Head of Government and Community Relations at AML Marcus Wleh said the MDA compliance report captures actual legal obligations and the company’s compliance with these obligations in a very transparent manner.
“We know we present regular quarterly reports, but this report is comprehensive, and it takes into consideration everything that ArcelorMittal Liberia has achieved as well as challenges that we have in running the largest mining operation in Liberia. This is a demonstration of AML’s continuous commitment to transparency and accountability.” Wleh affirmed AML’s fullest commitment to collaborate with NBC in verifying the content of the report.