MONROVIA – Golden Veroleum Liberia, also known as GVL, recently hired New Democrat journalist Stephen S. Binda, as its new spokesman to be based in Monrovia. Taking up his duties March 17, 2015, Binda will serve as the point person on local media and communications matters for the oil palm company.
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia - Golden Veroleum Liberia has constructed and dedicated two hand pumps in Kabada, Kpanyan Statutory District, March 12, 2015. The project seeks to provide safe drinking water to more 400-community residents. The hand pumps are in addition to two already rehabilitated by the company.
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia - Bannah Worteh and Du-Wolee Nyenue Townships on 12 March 2015 signed a resolution to put an end to existing boundary dispute between the two townships and agreeing to development in both areas in partnership with Golden Veroleum Liberia. The decision was reached at the end of a three-day meeting facilitated by Deputy Minister for Administration, Varney Sirleaf, of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Assistant Minister of Labor, Nathaniel Cisco.
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia - The Golden Veroleum Liberia Social Sustainability and Community Affairs Departments have begun the installation of several community identification signboards in Tarjuowon Statutory District in Sinoe.
The community identification signboards being produced by GVL have been planted along the roadside of Jacksonville, Grebo Quarter, Sammue, Karpu, Pajibo, Nyenfueh, News, Wiah, Bioh, Saywon, Dorwon, Unification City, Sonouhn, Bestnewlue, Skarkpeh, ENI, Tugbah, Pobleh, Shaw-David, Shaw-Boe towns and the Joseph Teah, Noah Hansford Village by its Community Affairs Team and the Unification City Corporation.
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia (Feb 26, 2015) – Butaw community citizens and Golden Veroleum Liberia recently came to an agreement on a way forward maximize development and increase employment in the area, after nearly three years of ongoing negotiation.
The agreement, brokered by, community groups Abloteh and the Butaw Youth Association sets out a new timeline for specific activities to be conducted by Golden Veroleum, the Butaw citizens and non-governmental organizations. Under the terms of the agreement Butaw land will surveyed, tentatively scheduled for the later part of March 2015, along with a review of The Forest Trust assessment report, conducting an Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) process in targeted communities, a withdrawal of the 2012 complaint against GVL by the community and the drafting and signing of a new memorandum of understanding between the community and GVL, to take place later in the year.
1. Greenpeace has published a report on 22 December 2014, titled "Golden Agri Resources (GAR), A progress report." This references GVL, in whom GAR is principal investor, and in which Greenpeace presents its views on GVL's operations.
Response to Greenpeace Press Release
1. Greenpeace has published a statement on 13 November 2014 titled "Palm Oil Giant GAR Needs to Step Up Efforts on Social, Environmental Commitments.” and which references GVL and to which GAR has responded. [Click here for GAR statement]
2. GVL is a committed long-term investor in Liberia and asserts its commitment to the RSPO principles and criteria and to GVL’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and Social and Community Engagement Policy (SCEP) available on our site [GoldenVeroleumLiberia.com]
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia - Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU) Sinoe County Coordinated, Cephus Nyenwleh, recently applauded Golden Veroleum’s anti-Ebola efforts in Butaw, Tarjuowon and Kpanyan Statutory Districts. Nyenwleh said GVL’s position in the fight of the Ebola virus in Sinoe is the epitome of the actions of a good development partner. “I didn’t expect GVL to go this far, but they have gone out of their way to ensure that Sinoe is educated,” said Nyenwleh. “There is an old saying, that a friend who is by you during your time of trouble is your best friend, GVL has stayed here with us and that is what I call a friend.”
MONROVIA – Corporate and commercial firms have banded together to better coordinate efforts to eliminate Ebola in Liberia. The group, calling itself, the Ebola Private Sector Mobilization Group (EPSMG), recently formed with the intent to support the Government of Liberia and the Liberian people during this time of crisis.
Congratulations to GVL Vice President for Government Affairs, Mr. Henri Harmon, on his presidential appointment to the Multi-stakeholder Steering Group for the Liberian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI), representing the Agriculture Industry.