GVL Debunks Global Witness Report

Golden Veroleum Liberia has strongly refuted allegations contained in a Global Witness (GW’s) report regarding its operations in Liberia. GVL says it recently met with Global Witness in London to respond to 20 draft assertions submitted to the company for comment ahead of the report publication. We are highly transparent in all our operations and have repeatedly invited local and international NGOs to work with us. In the past few months a number of prominent national NGOs have begun engagement with GVL, including developing agreements in principle for these NGOs to monitor our community engagement practices”, a release issued by Golden Veroleum Liberia reads. The release further clarifies that all activities that GVL did undertake during this period were done whilst taking necessary Ebola precautions, which included community briefings, providing latex gloves, protective gear, buckets and disinfectant, Ebola prevention posters and other appropriate literature. “We are proud of the fact that as an early and active member of the Ebola Private Sector Mobilisation Group (EPSMG) and also through our direct activities on the ground none of those who lived in the communities where we operate and none of our 3,400 employees contracted Ebola”.