Senior managers of Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) recently told the Daily Observer that if construction work on a US$23 million oil palm processing plant goes as planned, the facility will be completed and dedicated in July this year.
When the oil palm mill is completed, it will process 80 tons of fresh fruit bunches per hour and employ several professionals.
“In addition to the oil palm mill, GVL Company is at present constructing a bulking station at the port of Greenville,” Mr. Leroy N.S. Kanmoh, head of GVL communications disclosed.
Mr. Kanmoh intimated that the GVL, as part of management’s corporate social responsibility, is providing US$100,000 to the Ministry of Agriculture for students studying agriculture and engineering at the University of Liberia.
To date, he said, GVL has provided US$700,000 to the MOA for the agriculture and engineering students at the University.
Mr. Kanmoh said the company has deposited into six community accounts about US$92,000 for the primary objective of carrying out development projects in Sinoe and Grand Kru counties.
In Tarjuowon District, the GVL has established a mini-mill that has the operating capacity of 5 tons per hour as part of the GVL’s community empowerment program.
Asked to shed light on the current employment statistics of GVL in its operational areas, Mr. Kanmoh disclosed that the GVL has employed 3,800 persons, mainly citizens of Sinoe and Grand Kru counties. He said the new oil palm mill is currently undergoing speedy construction.
As part of the GVL feeder road initiative, Mr. Kanmoh indicated that a 13 kilometer road traversing several communities in Sinoe and Grand Kru counties is being built.
Meanwhile, the construction of a four ward clinic and staff quarters is the first completed and funded GVL project in Butaw, Mr. Kanmoh told the Daily Observer.
Golden Veroleum Liberia is a registered long term business which seeks to work with Liberians to bring industries and factories to Liberia, especially in rural communities.