Notore: The Pioneer Fertilizers Producing Company In Sub-Saharan Africa Set To Land In Liberia

Meeting with the National Investment Commission officials

After series of discussions between Havit Incorporated and Nigeria’s leading fertilizer, agro-allied, power and infrastructure Company, the Notore Chemical Industries Plc, official is in the country for a five-day feasibility visit to Liberia. According to officials at Havit, the purpose of this visit is to explore the viability of importing finished goods or establishing a fertilizer bagging plant.

Group photo at NIC

Havit Incorporated being the newest partner to Notore Chemical Industries, Plc as one of its committed partners has over the past weeks been making frantic efforts to revolutionized the fertilizer and agro-allied services sector in Liberia; its quest to be the exclusive distributor in Liberia and the Mano River Union (MRU) member states. This aspect on the part of Notore will add more value to the sector giving opportunity to several industrial companies that are in demand of fertilizers for the growth of their agricultural products to be at ease.

Notore, Havit Inc. and GVL Official after their meetings.

Actualizing this plan, an executive of Notore Chemical Industries Plc, Mr. Auwalu Umar who is currently in the country as guest of Havit Incorporated officials including Mr. C. Vincent Iweanoge, JD and Winston A. Tolbert have been having meaningful discussions with stakeholders, explaining the importance of this venture, and the benefits Liberians hope to achieve.

Mr. Auwalu Umar making his PowerPoint presentation

Already successful meetings with stakeholders including the Minister of Finance, Development and Planning (MFDP), Samuel Tweah, authorities at Firestone Liberia, Sime Darby Plantation (SDPL), the Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), and the National Investment Commission (NIC) have taken place with some positive results and green light for this venture. One of the overwhelming feedbacks from the concessionaires have been the high cost of fertilizers and its inaccessibility.

The team visit at Sime Darby Plantation

At the National Investment Commission on Friday, April 26, 2019, Mr. Umar impressively presented a PowerPoint presentation on the historicity of his company (Notore Chemical Industries Plc) to officials of the NIC were excited during the presentation, and further expressed their institution’s support to the initiative.

The head of the National Investment Commission representatives at the meeting was Mr. Quinton A. Tunis, who is also the Director of Investment Promotion, assured Havit and Notore officials of his institution’s readiness and support to the venture, noting that its establishment in Liberia will help to boost the Liberian agriculture sector, particularly farmers and other concessionaires that are in dire need of fertilizers and other agro-allied services provided by Notore Chemical Industries Plc.

Another scene at the plantation

Mr. Tunis also pledged to support the endeavor of Havit and Notore partnership which he said will promote the Liberian Government ‘Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD)’ through agriculture.

For his part, the Principal Director of Havit Incorporated, Mr. C. Vincent Iweanoge assured the Commission of a successful deal in the operation of this venture, and further noted that its establishment in Liberia will ease the hardship being encountered by farmers in accessing affordable and quality fertilizers. Mr. Iweanoge stressed his desire to replicate some of Notore’s successful agro extension services to farmers through best farming practices, catch them young initiative and distribution channels.

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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.