SINOE COUNTY, Liberia – Citizens of Butaw Administrative District recently nominated officers to administrate its Community Development Fund with Golden Veroleum Liberia. Under the terms of the GVL Concession Agreement, Community Development Funds are to be formed in agreement with local communities.

SINOE COUNTY, Liberia – Golden Veroleum’s communication department initiated a door-to-door awareness campaign in Butaw today to combat the spread of the dreaded disease. The campaign is intended to compliment other efforts currently being implemented by the company.

 

GRAND KRU COUNTY, Liberia - Golden Veroleum Liberia on Friday, 15 August 2014 signed two separate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with citizens of Beloken, Ylatwen and Gbanken, Wedabo-Grand Cess District, Grand Kru County. By signing the MOU, the people expressed their willingness to work with GVL for developing approximately 5,110 acres for Oil Palm development. To this end, Gbanken is contributing 1,743 acres, Ylatwen 1,923 acres and Beloken 1,446 acres. 

 

SINOE COUNTY, Liberia – In the wake of the widely spread Ebola Virus in Liberia, Golden Veroleum has begun the scanning of her employees on 21st of August before the commencement of work in Kpanyan to ensure all workers are normal in temperature. Over seven hundred employees at the company’s Kpanyan Estate are now routinely scanned at security checkpoints and all entrance points prior to starting their daily work. The scanning devices used by GVL’s Health and Safety Department automatically calculates the normal temperature of an employee on the forehead with 37.6-Celsius degrees considered to be an above normal reading. 

SINOE COUNTY, Liberia - McDonald Wlemus, GVL manager of social sustainability and community affairs, is heading a week long vigorous Ebola consciousness and awareness campaign in Butaw District, Sinoe County.The exercise is targeting 22 communities in the area. So far, ten communities including Grigsby Farm, David Town, Touh, Blaoh, and Butaw Compound have benefited from the awareness effort. According to Wlemus, the goal is to educate and make community dwellers incorporate preventative measures. “GVL loves you. What affects you, affects us and if we work together we can survive this episode,” said Wlemus. “We are inseperable.”

GRAND KRU COUNTY, Liberia - GVL has become the first concessionaire in Grand Kru County to embark upon an anti-Ebola awareness campaign. To that end, the company on Saturday, August 2nd completed a two-day preventive awareness campaign to educate local citizens on the dangers of the virus.

 

MONROVIA - Golden Veroleum Liberia made a cash donation to professional medical association, the Liberian Surgical Outreach Program (LISOP), 23 July 2014, for an upcoming campaign in Sinoe County. On behalf of LISOP, Executive Director, Dr. Lawrence Sherman, graciously accepted the donation intended to provide free medical care to Sinoe residents.

MONROVIA – Golden Veroleum Liberia has partnered with two key media training organizations to build the capacity of local radio stations in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties, with a communications train-the-trainer program in Monrovia, 16-19 July. 

Participating media outlets include Voice of Sinoe, Voice of Grand Kru and Voice of Pleebo community radio stations. Additionally, select staff from Farbric FM, based in Monrovia will attend also.

By Judoemue Kollie

Visiting members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) recently completed a field visit to Sinoe County, Liberia and have proceeded to Grand Kru County. The RSPO team is meeting communities engaged in oil palm development with investor Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL).

GRAND KRU COUNTY, Liberia - With barely a month to the end of the 2013/14 academic year, several illiterate men and women attending Golden Veroleum Liberia’s adult literacy course in Wutuken and Sorroken are fast becoming scholars. Men and women, whom several months ago could not spell their own names are now able to do so.

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