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.
MONROVIA – The Liberian Government recently signed a pledge with Norway to work toward a complete stoppage of deforestation by 2020. Under the agreement Liberia will become the first nation in Africa to do so. The management of Golden Veroleum Liberia supports such a decision and views it as a valuable step in preserving the nation’s diverse rainforest through no deforestation policies and sustainable development.
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia – Golden Veroleum’s Ebola Task Force (Kpanyan) Sep 9th, instituted a compulsory Ebola training for employees stationed there. The two-week educational workshop is intended to expose every single employee to the fundamental knowledge to decrease the possibility of the deadly virus spreading to GVL operational areas and surrounding communities.
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia – Golden Veroleum recently announced changes in its junior management structure by promoting additional managers and increasing their responsibilities in order to create a pathway for a future Liberian-run company. As part of these changes, Pascal Kelgbeh, Prince Lomo, Jaryee Kelgbeh, Kerpo Kambleh, Doe Morris, Ben Geekoh will add more responsibilities to their roles as new assistant managers for operations at the company’s Kpanyan Estate. Additionally, Joe Flahn has been promoted to the assistant manager, transportation role, while; Chris Quarthy takes over as assistant manager for operations, both at the Butaw Estate.
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia — In addition to several awareness campaigns to minimize the spread of Ebola in its concession communities, Golden Veroleum Liberia on 5 Sept kicked off an Ebola awareness roadshow in Sinoe County. The roadshow, which began with the Grigsby Farm community, will cover five additional communities in Butaw including David Town, Tuoh, Compound, Snogbay and Bloah.
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia - As part of GVL’s commitment to respond to some fundamental services in its operational areas, she has officially turned over three rehabilitated hand pumps to Del-Kilo City in Numopoh on Sept 1, in Sinoe. GVL Asst. Manager for Community Affairs Roosevelt Wleh pledged GVL’s commitment and support to uphold the social agreement by helping to provide safe drinking water and basic services to the people who are the custodian of the land maintain good working relations with the citizens and residents.
GRAND KRU, Liberia - Citizens of Po-River Chiefdom and Golden Veroleum Liberia on Friday, 22 Aug 2014, signed a provisional memorandum of understanding and social agreement in Grand Kru County at the bank of the Trehn River. By affixing their signatures and thumbprints to the agreement, the citizens officially signified their desire to build development in their areas. The MOU allocates more than 3,000 acres for oil palm development.
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia – Citizens of Duwolee Nyennue Township comprised of traditional leaders, including, women groups, youth and elders, 25 Aug, in Panama Town; presented their MOU inputs to Oil Palm developer Golden Veroleum Liberia.
In a special meeting, with more than 200 in attendance, the Township Commissioner Ramsay Snoh on behalf of his citizens presented the inputs to GVL Kpanyan Estate Regional Controller Manohyaran Pillai.
SINOE COUNTY, Liberia – In building the capacities of its Liberian workforce, Golden Veroleum Liberia, graduated seven Liberian trainees to full heavy machine operators at its Kpanyan Estate, 29 Aug 2014.
The training, taken over the course of a year, totaled 800 hours, which included operations in multiple environments.
MONROVIA – In an effort to protect rare and endangered species, GVL has issued a new policy for it employees and contractors, which aims to effectively eliminate the illegal hunting animals protected under Liberian law in its operational areas.