MONROVIA – Seven Golden Veroleum engineer cadets have returned home well equipped with knowledge and new skills to construct the company’s modern palm oil mill in Liberia.
The engineer cadets received a big welcome ceremony at the company’s headquarters office in Sinkor, Monrovia.
Edward Howard, Kokolu Kpanawu, S. Nyemah Kreejardiah, Joseph Garwor, Armah Kimba, Theophilus Kambo, and Aloysius Kambo Jr. are part of GVL’s Cadet Electrical, Civil and Mechanical Engineer Program launched in 2012.
“We are back with fresh skills and advanced knowledge to construct Liberia’s first modern oil palm mill at Golden Veroleum operations sites” Kokolu Kpanawu asserted during the welcome ceremony.
Mr. Kpanawu said after developing his professional, technical and leadership skills in constructing palm oil mills, operating diesel generators and steam turbo amongst other disciplines, he and his colleagues are ready to rebuild Liberia through GVL’s investment in the country.
“We are well equipped with new ideas and better approaches to deliver effectively any tasks assigned to us by the company. Our stay in Jakarta was a meaningful one and Liberia can count us to rebuild the country” Kokolu noted.
The cadets have expressed gratitude to Golden Veroleum for what they termed “a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” afforded them to build the individual capacities particularly in civil and mechanical engineering.
The cadets also used the occasion to call on fellow Liberians especially, those from Sinoe and Grand Kru, where GVL is currently operating to put aside politics and look to brighter future – stressing what they have seen in Indonesia; when replicated here can make Liberia the largest oil palm producing country in the world.
“It was as well inspiring for me as an engineering student,” remarked Kokolu, “because the Indonesians treated us like kings – the country is peaceful and safe, and we can do the same in Liberia.”
The cadets are in Liberia on a one-month break, they are expected to return to Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, for another six months to complete the advanced engineers training program sponsored by GVL.