Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) has employed an additional seven persons from the Tartweh-Drapoh Community, Sinoe County, bringing the total employment from the community to 107, according to a press release.
The seven employees have all been placed in key positions at the company’s estate in Kpanyan Statutory District.
Those hired are Sampson Borteh, human resources officer for Tartweh south; Abraham Tukpeh, human resources officer for Numopoh; Emmanuel Swen, Biov operator; Sam Geelar-Daniels, finance clerk; Lawrence Tarcheon, Peter Toe Roberts, Warehouse clerks and Kassandra Dweh, finance clerk.
GVL’s General Manager for Human Resources, Eric Goll, said the new employees will undergo two weeks of training in their respective positions before fully taking up their assignments.
He said GVL will continue to recruit citizens in the area as the company expands its operations.
“When we reach full development in Liberia, we will employ potentially up to 35 to 40,000 employees,” Goll said.
“Tartweh-Drapoh as our partner community will have a share of this number in accordance with the land we will develop in the area, in addition to other facilities for community benefit that are also provided in accordance with the MOU.”
He said GVL was committed to recruiting qualified Liberians to work in its oil palm industry, which is new to Liberia.
He said employment brings financial independence, adding that the pay and benefits for company employees in Liberia’s southeast are significantly better than the national average.
“This long term, stable income directly into the communities will allow them to develop much better standards of living. To date, GVL employs approximately 4,000 Liberians, with an expectation of an increase in its workforce at full operation in the coming years,” he added.