GVL Employs Over 90 Liberians

Golden Veroleum Liberia on Monday, June 29 hired 60 Liberians at its Po–River farm site and 32 others at its Ylatwen community farm in Wedabo, Grand Cess County Administrative District, totaling 92 Liberians employed this week in Grand Kru County. The move by the company is in line with a memorandum of understanding signed with both communities. According to the MOU, signed on August 22, 2014 with Po–River community, GVL is to employ approximately 200 community residents. A press release dated June 30 issued in Monrovia said, the new employees, who started work effective July 1, 2015, will benefit from fresh hand basic training in oil palm and sustainable development as part of a career development plan as GVL advances towards production stage in southeast Liberia. This is the second employment since the palm oil developer started operations in PO-River, while Ylatwen community’s employment marks the first batch of locals employed by the company.