China Union Pledges To Continue Providing Training Opportunities For Liberians China Union- Training

FUAMAH, BONG COUNTY, April 18, (LINA)- The Management of the China Union (Liberia) Bong Mining Company LTD, says despite the financial difficulty occasioned by the slump in the price of iron ore on the world market, it will continue to provide training opportunities for
Liberians.The China Union Management said in keeping with its Corporate Social Responsibility as enshrined in the Mineral Development Agreement, (MDA) signed between it and the Liberian Government, it has sent two medical staff of the Bong Mines Hospital for further studies in China.
In an interview with the Liberia News Agency in Bong Mines on Wednesday, April 18, the Public Relations Coordinator of China Union (Liberia) Bong Mining Company LTD, Morris Tate, said the two medical staffs, Veronica Adu, 31, Officer –In Charge, Out-Patient Department, (OPD) and GormahYeanga, 39, Supervisor, will join their counterparts
to undergo a two-month intensive training in malaria control and prevention.
The training is also intended to improve malaria control and prevention system in developing countries and around the world.
It can be recalled that in early 2016, the Management of China Union turned over the Bong Mines Hospital to the Liberian Government due to financial difficulties occasioned by the drop in the price of iron ore on the world market.
The company however said in a memorandum of understanding, (MoU) signed in 2016 with the Ministry of Health, that it will resume full operations of the hospital whenever the situation improves.
Meanwhile, mining activities are expected to resume shortly at the Bong Range in Fuamah District, Lower Bong County, the Public relations Manager of China Union, disclosed in an interview with the Liberia News Agency Wednesday.
Mr. Tate said the management of China Union was forced to cease mining activities two years ago due to the low price of iron on the world market.
At the same time, Mr. Tate has disclosed that discussions are currently ongoing in China for possible resumption of full iron ore mining activities.
He said as a result of the low price of iron ore on the world market, the China Union management was forced to lay off nearly all of its workers.
“Currently, China Union has a skeleton staff of 98 persons with the bulk of them being Liberians, and an additional 30 contractors.

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