- Search Results
 
 
"Government Unhappy With Slow GVL.....
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2015

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, With  Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) Official

 

 

"Government Unhappy With Slow GVL Liberianization”  - VP Boakai

MONROVIA, April 23 (LINA) - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, has called on Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) to offer more opportunities to qualified Liberians instead of continually hiring expatriates.

He said there are many qualified Liberians who are ready and willing to serve in managerial, supervisory and technical positions.

Vice President Boakai said Liberia’s Ministry of Labor has been directed to be more scrupulous in approving work and residence permits for all expatriates, as part of its responsibility.

He also expressed concern at the quality of workers’ housing and challenged GVL to improve its social and community services programs, a dispatch from Jarkata said.

Vice President Boakai made the call Thursday in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, during a meeting he held with Mr. Franky Widjaja, Chairman of Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food,  the parent company and owner of GVL, operating in Sinoe, Rivercess and Grand Kru counties in  Southeastern Liberia.

Vice President Boakai however, commended GVL for its investment to date in Liberia, and for creating more than 3,000 jobs around the country.

He said Government believes GVL is still a good partner that has a lot more to offer, but challenged the company to live up to the terms of the concession agreement it signed with the Liberian Government.

Vice President Boakai assured the GVL Chairman that the local communities and tribal groups were ready to work with GVL in identifying more farmland for expansion, but that the company should also accelerate its out-growers program.

In remarks, Sinar Mas Chairman Franky Widjaja welcomed the comments of Vice President Boakai, which he described as frank and helpful.

Mr. Widjaja lamented that a few elements were bent on stalling GVL’s expansion activities but that the company had already spent more than US$133 million in investment in Liberia.

He called for the support of the Liberian government to educate citizens on the benefits of agriculture and to also build better road infrastructure.

The GVL chairman disclosed that they had already ordered a palm oil processing plant which when completed would be one of the largest and most advanced in Africa.

He assured that GVL was a long-term partner and thanked Vice President Boakai for the visit.

Vice President Boakai was accompanied to the meeting by Liberia’s Ambassador accredited near Jakarta, Madam Yongor Telewoda, and senior aides from his office, the dispatch concluded,
LINA

latest headlines
‘Poverty Rate Still High In Africa,’ Says WB Lead Economist
World Bank Lead Economist and the author of the Africa’s Pulse Report, Punam Chuhan-Pole, has observed that with poverty rates still high in th ...more
African Media Group Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Journalist
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says it has received with shock reports that Famous Giobaro, a desk editor with the state-owned Glory ...more
LNP Assures Female Contestants Of Full Protection
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has assured women vying in the October elections of full police protection during their campaign process ...more
WFP Official Urges Joint Efforts For ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal In Liberia
The World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, has called for collaborative efforts by Liberians to ach ...more
Apostle Suleman Coming To Liberia Again
The President and Founder of the Nigeria-based Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) international is due in the country for a two-day crusade beginning Ma ...more
Police Chief Nudges Youth To Embrace Peace
Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman has called on Liberian youths to do away with violence and embrace positive thoughts and actions for the ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency