Supt Brown Lauds Sime Darby In Its Bid To Reduce Huge Unemployment In Bomi County

Bomi County Superintendent, Samuel Brown
Bomi County Superintendent, Samuel Brown

Speaking about the generosity of Sime Darby in bringing dignity in the workforce of Bomi County, the home of the Liberian presidency, the Superintendent of the County and other prominent citizens are commending the management of the Sime Darby Plantation for its vigorous employment bid for the citizens of Bomi and Cape Mount Counties.

Speaking to reporters at his Tubmanburg office, Samuel Brown said he is overwhelmed for the level of support being received from the management of this Malaysian owned palm and rubber plantation in absorbing large number of his county’s citizenry by providing them with job opportunities.

He noted that with the level of support from the Company in making sure that the citizens of both counties (Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties) are fully employed without any condition must be applauded, stressing, “We appreciate this company, but little more needs to be done in working with the locals”, Superintendent Brown speaking with reporters including the GNN at his office noted.

Also speaking to our staff in Tubmanburg yesterday, September 2, 2016, the Representatives both of the Rural Women of Western Region and the head of the Bomi County Civil Society Organization, Ms. Bendu Johnson and Mr. Bioma Sando lauded the Company’s management in its bid to helping locals in getting them jobs which has made them to put food on the table for their families and provide them with adequate healthcare and education for their children,” Ms. Johnson speaking further stressed.

For his part, Mr. Bioma Q. Sando of the Civil Society blamed local authority of not adequately informing the locals of all of these good things that SDPL has done over the years, instead of joining the Company’s detractors to criticize its numerous contributions over the years.

Mr. Sando backing locals in both Counties (Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties) also called on the Liberian Government to relax the issue of the Carbon Stock Study (CSS) which they noted is not applicable to their Counties, making specific reference of the Zoduo district.

Locals in Zoduo have told the international community that the issue of the CSS doesn’t exist in their district and called on Sime Darby to move in their area to immediately start operation.

Speaking further the locals said there is no primary forest, noting, “What is here is only secondary forest and even there is no timber; it is a fertile ground, UN must not prevent investment in our area,” the citizens speaking through the head of the Civil Society Organization said.

The locals further noted that they will blame the UN and the international community denying them investment opportunity if Sime Darby fails to move in their area for investment.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.