Golden Veroleum Liberia and the people of the Tarjuowon Statutory District in Sinoe County have signed a social agreement. According to a press release, under the agreement, Golden Veroleum Liberia will construct schools, clinics, hand pumps, houses as well as rehabilitate roads, run adult literacy schools and prioritize Tarjuowon citizens for employment opportunities.
Speaking at the program in the Unification City over the weekend, the Secretary General of the Tarjuowon District Development Committee, Wanteh Mayers 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 signing on Saturday, 9 November 2013, 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; Annie Pobleh, Chairwoman, Council of Commissioners and District Superintendent Paul Chea.
Golden Veroleum through its Director of Human Resource, Eric Goll, called the move by the Tarjuowon citizens, a bold step to making the lives of their children ten times better than theirs. Goll expressed the company’s commitment to working closely with the county and district leadership.
Sinoe County Superintendent Milton Teahjay, told the gathering that the signing of the social agreement between the citizens and the company has achieved one of his goals.
“I’m the proudest Superintendent in Liberia to have a strong, committed development partner like GVL. I will continue partnership by making sure that chief, elder, youth and women, among others are a part of GVL operations in the district”, Teahjay said.