GVL Oil Mill: Welcoming News After Ebola in Liberia

When news broke last Thursday that the Asian Oil Palm giant Golden Veroleum Liberia had signed a US$20.984M contract for the construction of its Oil Palm Mill in Sinoe County, the south-eastern region shook awakening to the dawning of a new era in the agriculture sector of post-war Liberia. Both citizens and overgrown palm trees could be seen through an imaginary microscopic lens waving their branches in gratitude as the company approaches its production stage, though it faces mounting challenges ranging from land to human capital. Being ushered in on the eve of Liberia’s Ebola freedom, the duo news presented a stage for a double celebration, especially when not a single case was reported on the company’s facilities during the 142 days of national tragedy.