March 23, 2023

False alarm, GOL control the railway and Port of Buchana, says Minister McGill

The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill has clarified that the Government of Liberia has not given the railway and Port of Buchanan to Arcelor Mittal Liberia as widely speculated. 

According to Minster McGill, such assumption is false and misleading, describing the deal between government and AML as “a good deal” even though he stated, “there are some issues that still need to be addressed”.

The Minister of State was responding to a question from Spoon Talk on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, concerning the 800 million Arcelor Mittal amended Mineral Development Agreement which is before the Legislature for rectification.

He said there are issues the citizens of Nimba have raised that need to be addressed and the government has approached ArcelorMittal and the company is willing to do more.

Minister McGill, however, stressed that the government has not given the railway and port to ArcelorMittal as they belong to the government and people of Liberia

The submission for rectification of the third amended MDA has been characterized by a wave of controversy over claims that the government had agreed to give the exclusive right to AML over management and usage of the Port of Buchanan and the railway which runs from Buchanan to Yekepa, in Nimba County.

Reported by: Morris Wle Tee

Phone number:+231770995818


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