GVL Donates Rice, Anti COVID-19 Materials to Government of Liberia

Sinoe County. –in its bid to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Liberia, oil palm developer Golden Liberia has donated to the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia; Grand Kru and Sinoe Counties, dozens of prevention materials including buckets with faucets, soaps, hand sanitizers, stationaries rice, plastic barrels, fuel among others.

Presenting the items, the company’s Vice President for Sustainability, Mr. Elvis G. Morris, said the donation is the company’s way of fulfilling its corporate and social responsibilities, while identifying with the government to contain the spread of the pandemic in Liberia.  Mr. Morris called on Liberians to obey all established health regulations as part of global campaign to crush the coronavirus pandemic

GVL has formed an internal COVID-19 Taskforce that has put preventive and protection measures in place in the company’s operational areas, such as having hand-wash buckets at all entry points within GVL premises; and providing all necessities at GVL clinics and offices.  There has been internal COVID-19 awareness creation about preventive and protection measures, such as washing of hands frequently, maintaining social distancing, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth, practicing respiratory hygiene, among others.

The company has also embarked on the training of its security guards and other employees, starting with its Butaw farm sites, on how to effectively prevent or contain the spread of the virus. This process will subsequently move into nearby communities to create awareness on the pandemic, as was done during the deadly EBOLA outbreak 2014. Social distancing and other measures are observed during such activities.

It may be recalled that in 2014, GVL joined the Liberian government and health partners to create a massive EBOLA awareness campaign in its plantation and surrounding communities, which gained fruitful results as Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties reported zero cases.