Superintendent of Grand Bassa County, Madam Etweda Cooper
Four Companies Bid For Bassa Scraps
By Johnson Liway, Grand Bassa County Correspondent
BUCHANAN, March 12 (LINA) – Four companies are in the race to buy the scraps in Grand Bassa County, it was announced at the Administration Building in Buchanan City during the start of the bidding process for the metals.
The scrap companies operating in Liberia applied to purchase the tons of scraps deposited at the Port of Buchanan and its surroundings.
Those in the contest are North Star Industries Corporation, African Business Express Import and Export Limited, Kimtoma Resource and Western Steel and Forgen.
During the bidding process on Tuesday, Kimtoma Resource offered US$125 per ton for uncut scrap and US$200 per ton for cut scraps, while Western Steel and Forgen offered US$182 per ton for cut scraps and US$79.40 per ton for uncut scraps.
North Star Industries Corporation offered US$125 per ton for cut scraps and US$85 per ton for uncut scraps, while African Business Express Import and Export failed to make an offer during the process.
Making remarks at the close of the bidding process, the Superintendent of Grand Bassa County, Madam Etweda Cooper, said it was time for the people of Grand Bassa to believe that the scraps are safe, saying, “I will be glad when the winner of the bidding process is announced”.
Meanwhile, Supt. Cooper has disclosed that she was facing a tough situation with several citizens knocking on her doors to announce that their scraps had been sold or stolen.
She then thanked Mr. Eddie Williams, Co-Chair of the bidding committee, for a job well done.
Present at the bidding process were heads and representatives of various groups including Civil Society Organizations, Women Groups, ArcelorMittal, Ministry of Internal Affairs and cross- section of print and electronic media.