Sinoe County. – Liberia’s biggest oil palm developer, Golden Veroleum Liberia. Inc (GVL) has joined Liberia’s effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in its operational areas.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Ferdy Handojo, reminded all employees to observe all the necessary precautionary measures against the deadly coronavirus outbreak that is affecting all countries globally. Adding “It is our greatest hope and prayer that this will pass very soon as we all are aware of the latest COVID-19 cases in Liberia. Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global corona virus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life”, he asserted.
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 in place at all entry points within GVL premises; and providing all necessities at GVL clinics and offices. There has been internal 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.
In the coming days, the company will embark on the training of its security guards and staff 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 it was done during the deadly EBOLA outbreak 2014. Social distances and other measures will be strictly 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.