The Sime Darby Plantation, a Malaysian Conglomerate Plantation Company operating in western Liberia has disclosed that it will inaugurate one of the modern palm oil mills in Liberia early next year at the cost of US$18m and further noted that upon the completion of this state-of-art oil palm mill Liberians will have additional employment opportunities with the company.
This initiative by Sime Darby Liberia will be seen one the major breakthrough in its overseas investment after breaking ground for its first palm oil mill on African soil, after it was officially pronounced by the Company in 2014 in Grand Cape Mount County, Western Liberia.
Taken reporters on a tour of the ongoing construction work of this modern oil palm factory, the Mill Front Linder Seniro Manager, Mr. Mohd Riza Mohd Arrif said when the construction work is completed the mill will process some 30/60 tons of Fresh Fruit Brunches (FFB) of oil palm per hour which will be one of the largest in the country.
Some local employees of the Company who spoke to reporters debunked critics of the Company and overwhelmingly expressed their appreciation to the Company for affording them the opportunity of employments which have made them to feed their family and also afford to also educate their children by sending them to the Company’s owned academic.
For his part, the Chief Engineer for the Sime Darby Plantation Liberia, Mr. Shamaruddin Abu Salah also disclosed that the completion of this multi-million oil production plant (Mill), it will help to boost the economic growth of Liberia, and will also reduce the high unemployment rate in the Country.
Sime Darby Plantation Liberia has more than 10,000 hectares of land planted with oil palm in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties. Communities in both counties are offering land in new areas, which could see the company making additional strides into expanding its operations in Liberia.
See below full coverage of the tour made at the Plantation by a team of Journalists today, August 26, 2016
Mr. Wanfavzan Sime Darby Engineer explaining to journalists
Mr. Mohd Riza Mohd Arrif, Plant Manager also spoke to journalists