Tarjuowon citizens sign social agreement with GVL

By our Sinoe County Correspondent | November 11, 2013

Sinoe:- The citizens of Tarjuowon Statutory District in Sinoe County have signed a social agreement with Golden Veroleum Liberia in Unification City Saturday, November 9, 2013.

Under the agreement, Golden Veroleum (GVL) Liberia will construct schools, clinics, hand pumps, build houses, rehabilitate roads, fund adult literacy schools and give preference to citizens of Tarjuowon for employment opportunities in the area.

Speaking at the program, the Secretary General of the Tarjuowon District Development Committee, Wanteh, termed the signing ceremony as a remarkable day in the lives of the Tarjuowon people.

“The committee and citizens of Tarjuowon, following months of fully being a part of the free prior and informed consent process, have understood and given their consent to Golden Veroleum Liberia which is concluded by the signing of a social agreement in the district,” said Mayers.

During the ceremony, the leaders of the district were represented by various demographic sectors, including Santo Kinston, District Youth President, Mary Nyenpan, District Women’s Leader, Ezekiel Toteh, Tarjuowon University Students Association Vice President, Lasannah Seequah, Chairman of Tarjuowon Monrovia Citizens, Samuel Chairman, Council of Elders, Hon. Annie Pobleh, Chairwoman, Council of Commissioners and District Superintendent, Paul Chea.

For its part, Golden Veroleum through its Director of Human Resource, Eric Goll, called the move by Tarjuowon citizens a bold step to making the lives of their children ten times better than theirs own. Goll expressed the company’s commitment to working closely with the county and district leadership.

Sinoe County Superintendent, Hon. Milton Teahjay, told the gathering that the signing of the social agreement between the people of Tarjuowon and an important investor like GVL have achieved one of his goals. “I’m the proudest Superintendent in Liberia to have a strong, committed development partner like GVL. I will continue partnerships by making sure that chiefs, elders, youth, women among others are a part of GVL operations in the district,” Teahjay said.