House Validates Bea Mountain Mining Corporation’s Implementation Efforts

By: Jeremiah Sackie Cooper. Gmail:

Liberia: In a recent report, the Ad-hoc Committee of the House of Representatives, 55th Legislature, has validated the implementation of its recommendations made to the Bea Mountain Mining Corporation (BMMC).

According to the report, recommendations have provided an insightful evaluation of the corporation’s adherence to previously issued directives.

The Committee’s comprehensive investigation and validation exercise has yielded significant findings regarding the corporation’s compliance with the Special Legislative Intervention Committee’s recommendations.

The Committee acknowledges that while the Management of BMMC has not fully executed all recommendations, there are mitigating factors to consider.

“Some recommendations are long-term initiatives requiring extended periods for full implementation”.

Additionally, certain recommendations fall under the jurisdiction of various government entities, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Education (MOE)”, the report revealed.

Despite these challenges, the Committee’s report emphasizes that the Management of BMMC has made substantial progress in addressing the recommendations.

The steps taken have been significant enough to restore calm and stability within the operational areas of BMMC, indicating a positive direction in the corporation’s compliance efforts.

Based on the testimony of the workers and the presentation by BMMC’s management, which the Specialized Committee subsequently validated, the Ad-hoc Committee offers a crucial recommendation.

It urges the relevant ministries and agencies to diligently perform their roles to ensure full compliance with the provisions of the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) by Bea Mountain Mining Corporation.

This is deemed essential for safeguarding the interests of the workers and ensuring the corporation’s operations align with legislative expectations.

Meanwhile, the report has been endorsed by the members of the Ad-hoc Committee, who have formally affixed their signatures to the document, underscoring their commitment to ensuring accountability and transparency in the implementation process.

The Bea Mountain Mining Corporation has been involved in several controversies surrounding its operations.

The corporation operations have sparked misreaction among employees and local stakeholders over alleged violations of the mineral development agreement signed.

In February, residents of surrounding towns and villages staged a protest against the company for the violation of the MDA.

The protest resulted in the death of three protesters and several others seriously injured, leading to the intervention of the House of Representatives.

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