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GVL alarms increased theft

-In its concession areas

Oil palm Company Golden Veroleum (Liberia) alarms increased theft in its concession areas here. 

Sinoe, Liberia, June 6, 2024 –Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc. (GVL) alarms that despite several awareness meetings held with host communities and arrests to discourage theft and other acts, oil palm fruit theft remains a problem.  

GVL says significant quantities of palm oil from fruit taken from its farms are produced daily using local handmade mills. In the last month alone, more than four handmade mills with several drums of illicit palm oil were seized around the plantation. 

According to a press release, a Memorandum of Understanding signed with communities commits those communities to assist in protecting the investment. However, the company notes that theft and burning of palms are on the increase, and management is calling on communities to help prevent these acts.

Palm oil theft is negatively affecting production and causing significant losses to GVL, the release notes. 

Recently, the Liberia National Police and the GVL plant protection division (PPD) arrested a man, 42 years old, with two single barrel pistols, one handmade mill, and several containers of palm oil while on a normal patrol at the GVL Butaw farm site. 

 The man, who hails from Lofa County and currently resides near the GVL plantation in Jaryenneh Village, has confessed to police. He added that he and his two associates, who escaped the scene upon the arrival of the security team, have been producing oil from stolen palms for sale. The suspect is currently in police custody while awaiting trial. 

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An alarming surge in criminal activities is becoming a cause of worry for GVL workers and their dependents residing in the GVL camps areas. These include the trading of narcotics and other harmful substances.

The company reminds us that MOUs signed with communities call for zero tolerance to the use and sale of narcotics and harmful substances within the concession areas.      

GVL is, meanwhile, calling on communities in its concession areas to help protect the investment, as it benefits all parties and discourages the proliferation of ghettos within the concession areas. Press Release

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