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Economy-BHP Billiton

 

Official Says BHP Billiton ‘Not Packing’ To Leave

By Wellington Patrick, LINA Nimba County Correspondent


SANNIQUELLIE, May 5 (LINA) - BHP Billiton, a company prospecting to engage in iron ore mining in Nimba County, has rubbished speculations that it is packing out of Nimba County.

A member of the company’s management team, Mr. Josephus Doekie, said the company was conducting a feasibility study to determine whether mining is possible after the Kitoma exploration project.

He was speaking at an honoring program for its 837 scholarship students across the country at the Sanniquellie City Hall in Nimba County organized by its Scholarship Management Team last Friday.

Mr. Duokie, who was reporting on behalf of the BHP management team, said the ceremony signified the 4th year of the BHP scholarship program in Liberia.

He said 222 candidates were recruited from 234 applicants for the BHP scholarship scheme for 2014, according to the Liberia News Agency.

The new recruits and the existing 615 beneficiaries, who have maintained the minimum GPA of 3.0, were honored to symbolize the willingness of the company to build the human resource capacity of Liberia.

In remarks at the ceremony, Nimba County Superintendent Fong Zuagele appreciated the students for making efforts to maintain their scholarships.

Superintendent Fong also thanked BHP Billion for investing in the human resource capacity development of Liberia.

He assured BHP Billiton that the county administration will ensure proper use of the Social Development Fund contributed to the county by concessionaires.

LINA WGP/TSS/PTK

 

Society-Family

 

Marketer Calls For Family Planning Course In Schools

By Richard Stephens

 

MONROVIA May 5 (LINA) - A member of the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA), Madam Klubo Johnson, has called on the Ministry of Education to place emphasis on family planning education in Liberian schools.

She believes that the introduction of family planning in schools would help minimize the high rate of teenage and pre-marital pregnancies in schools and society as a whole.

Madame Johnson, who is a seller at the Jorkpen Town Market in Sinkor, said pre-marital pregnancy was one of the factors preventing many female students from continuing their studies.

According to the Liberia News Agency, Johnson spoke Saturday at the William V.S Tubman High School campus, when she served as keynote speaker at the close of a one-day family planning workshop held for community members of 12th Street in Sinkor.

The training exercise was facilitated by a group, Concerned Women to Promote Girls’ Education.

According to the Executive Director of the group, Mary Seton, the organization was established on May 5, 2009 to raise awareness among young girls about the importance of planning their future.

LINA RS/TSS/PTK

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