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Locals Stall Bea Mountain  Operation

Locals in the Bea Mountain Mining Corporation area in Kinjor, Grand Cape Mount County, have stalled the company operation since early this week due to the ongoing protest staged for employment opportunities.

The residents are demanding for employment from the company and that they will continue storming the company’s premises every morning to disrupt normal activities there.

Cape Mountaineers want the company prioritize them in particular and Liberians in general doing employment so as to contribute to the well-being of their families, communities and the country.

According to the reports, the locals are demanding job opportunities like driving, gardening, plumbing, carpentry, mason, electricity, as well as house-keeping which belong to Liberians instead of expatriates who bring into the country their own people to occupy those jobs.

“Liberians should occupy some of those managerial positions within the Bea Mountain Mining County to seek their compatriots and not only Cape Mountaineers’ interest rather than foreigners,” they told the local media.

However, intervening effort by Senator Simeon Boima Taylor of the county of cooling the protestors’ temperament heeded no result but continued unabated from Sunday, January 01 to date.

Because of this, Taylor has expressed frustration from the manner and form how things are going on between the company and the locals which has prompted his desire of calling for concessional review when he resumes work on Monday, January 16, 2023.

Bea Mountain Mining Company is a Turkey state-owned which is mining for mineral wealth like diamond and gold amongst other minerals in Kinjor, Kongba Township, lower Grand Cape County since the regime of President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to date. It is one of the multinational companies in the country that is providing employment opportunities to Liberians and at the same time meeting tax obligations and perhaps corporate-social responsibilities in the operational areas.

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