MONROVIA – As a means of fulfilling its commitments under a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Tartweh and Nitrian communities in Sinoe County, Oil Palm developer Golden Veroleum Liberia, on 24 June 2016, donated medical and non-medical supplies to the Tubmanville and Kabada clinics in Kpanyan statutory district, Sinoe County.

Materials donated include two generators, drums of fuel, medicines and a check to support vaccination campaigns at both clinics. These supplies will strengthen the ability to meet the public health services in both communities. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, GVL agrees to support a community clinic in each of the communities until a GVL medical center is constructed and staffed with well-qualified medical personnel.

Monrovia – More than 300 Citizens of Du–Wolee and Nyennue communities, including  youth, elders, women’s groups, district and county authority representatives welcomed agreement being reached for Golden Veroleum Liberia’s (GVL) Oil Palm operations to come to the area after more than 3 years of negotiation. This was confirmed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding incorporating a Social Agreement on 11 June 2016 in Panama, Du-Wolee Nyennue Township, Kpanyan Statutory District, Sinoe County.

It is anticipated that the signing of this land development agreement with GVL will provide more than 200 jobs for the Community’s citizens and other eligible persons. In addition, the agreement provides for the construction and rehabilitation of roads, schools and hand pumps, as well as other social benefits.

MONROVIA – Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) has ended three-day Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) systems training for 40 community members from 24 host communities in Trembo, Wedabo-GrandCess, Garraway and Barclayville Districts in Grand Kru.The training covered the basic functions of GPS and the use of it as a survey tool for mapping. Participants were trained to identify satellites, give location, track distances, take point to point navigation, calculate area, distance and to save and record taken coordinates.

MONROVIA  Golden Veroleum Liberia strongly rejects allegations of child labor by the company as contained in recent news report published by Daily Observer Newspaper title “Advocate Demands Justice for Children” and the New Dawn Newspaper report titled “Liberian Children Alarm Danger” published on 25 and 18 May 2016.

GVL policies are clear; we don’t hire children at all. GVL makes similar requirement of its subcontractors and suppliers, and works to monitor their workforces.

A Start for Modern Oil Palm Factories in Southeast Liberia

MONROVIA – It was a joyous and colorful day for citizens of Tarjuowon and Sinoe as one of Liberia’s biggest private sector employers, Golden Veroleum Liberia, dedicated a mini mill on 19 April 2016 in Tarjuowon Statutory District, Sinoe County, with Vice President Joseph Boakai gracing the occasion as key note speaker.

Monrovia – Golden Veroleum Liberia has increased its workforce in Grand Kru by 71; benefiting locals from Gbanken community in Grand Kru and one recent graduate from the United Methodist University College of Agriculture in Sinoe to work at its Wedabo estate in Wedabo/GrandCess District in Grand Kru County.

The move by the company fulfills a Memorandum of Understanding incorporating Social Agreement signed with the Gbanken community for oil palm development purposes. The newly hired employees will be trained in oil operatives and subsequently grow in the company.

SINOE COUNTY, Liberia - Golden Veroleum Liberia has completed rehabilitation works on the 9-kilometer Kabada-Warbah road which now gives road access to more than 500 residents of Warbah after more than 25 years of inaccessibility in Kpanyan Statutory District in Sinoe County.

Monrovia, Liberia – Golden Veroleum (Liberia), Inc. is committed to Liberia and to staying here for the long term. The current global market environment is at a low price point in the commodity cycle and Liberia itself today presents a challenging environment of comparatively high costs, uncertainties, and slow development of infrastructure and important regulations. Currently, GVL appears to be the largest oil palm company and the only agriculture investor actively expanding in Liberia. The company has around 3,800 Liberian workers and management in Sinoe and Grand Kru, and operates in compliance with its concession agreement, legislation, Liberian and international regulations and community agreements. GVL expects to start palm oil production this year and continues to expand oil palm cultivation with communities. In a new phase, GVL looks forward to new Government regulation on outgrower and smallholder oil palm, in order to expand community partnerships.

MONROVIA - Golden Veroleum Liberia has this month added eight agriculture graduates from the William VS Tubman University in Maryland County to its intake of Management and Technical career paths. This brings to a total of 27 TU graduates taken by the oil palm company in the recent past.

Having the potential to be future management and professionals, graduates will undertake various field duties including in agronomy and operations, GVL said in a statement. Oil palm agronomy is both a field and an industrial profession. Success and advancement require a love for the practical and hands on mindset, perseverance and attention to detail.

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