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The Administration of the Nimba Rubber Incorporated (N.R.I.) that tookover the Cocopa Rubber Plantation has reached a conclusion to payout more than 600 employees.

Since the management tookover the plantation, there have been persistent demonstrations by the employees over pay delays and incentives, characterized by roadblock, bringing normal operations to standstill.

Recent, aggrieved workers of the plantation stopped free movement ofpeople from Ganta, Nimba County toward the Southeast ofthe Country, including sick people who were in critical condition.

The protestors also prevented the operation of clinic and school thereby, turning patients away and causing kids not to be in school no longer at the plantation. The recent demonstrations forced themanagement of the N.R.I. to leave the plantation, exposing the premises to repeated burglary.

This paper has gathered that over 600 employees of the plantation, who formerly worked with the defunct Liberia-America Mining Company or LAMCO, are to be paid off for theirservices.
Those to be affected are said to have been with the plantation from 1996 up to 2016.

It is not clear what government’s next plan will be for the plantation after the payoff, but report saysthe management of the Nimba Rubber Incorporated has already budgeted huge amount of money for the exercise.

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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