Golden Veroleum Liberia or GVL has presented a check for L$504,000 or its equivalent of US$6,000 to the Liberia Surgical Outreach Program or LISOP, a non-governmental and non-profit organization in the country.
GVL says the donation is the company’s way of identifying with LISOP that is buttressing efforts of the Liberian government in undertaking projects in the country. Speaking Wednesday, 24 June in a Monrovia suburb of Sinkor during a formal presentation ceremony of the fund, GVL Head of Corporate Communication, Virgil Magee, said the assistance is part of the company’s developmental initiatives in Sinoe and Grand Kru – the two counties in which it operates.
Magee noted that this is not the first time GVL has assisted the group, noting that the company has been supportive of all projects and activities undertaken by the organization in both counties.
Golden Veroleum Liberia is an oil palm company operating in southeast Liberia involved oil palm cultivation. The company has embarked on many projects in the two counties, including building community roads, schools and providing jobs.
Receiving the check, the Secretary General of LISOP, Dr. Ian B. Pabs-Garnon, said his organization has a passion in buttressing government’s efforts in providing basic health care support to citizens in both Sinoe and Grand Kru counties.
“We notice that there is lack of professional medical practitioners in the rural areas something which has the ability to put citizens’ lives at risk”, Dr. Pabs-Garnon said.
He added that LISOP is involved in training health care personnel in both counties, saying, “Our objective is to provide help to various counties through their health systems.”
It can be recalled that GVL early this year welcomed back home some of its Liberian employees, who were sent to Indonesia for a two-year study in Engineering and Chemistry.
The company said the exercise is intended to enable Liberians build factories and Industries at home so that Liberia can have its own products that can be exported to other countries. By Lewis S. Teh – Editing by Jonathan Browne