Liberian Lawmakers drop Contempt Charge Against Sime Darby Management

The plenary of the House of Representatives, the highest decision making body has officially dropped contempt charge it imposed on the Sime Darby Plantation Liberia (SDPL).

Sime Darby Plantation is the world’s largest oil palm company operating in more than seventeen countries around the world.

The plenary of the House of Representatives took the decision Tuesday, May 22, 2018 during its regular session on Capitol Hill.

Plenary reached the decision to drop the charge against the company through a motion filed by Gbarpolu County district number two  Representative, Kanie Wesso because according to him, the company was already implementing recommendations made by the plenary.

It can be recalled that the plenary of the House of Representatives charged with contempt the management of the Sime Darby Plantation for its failure to provide clarity on an alleged torture video.

After the charge was dropped, the Chairman of the National Bureau of Concession, Gregory Coleman told reporters that the company was already working on the recommendations.  He said, Sime Darby is a responsible company and was in line with the recommendations.

Meanwhile, the Legal Advisor at the company, Attorney Ebenezer Gibson has assured Liberians and partners that Sime Darby Plantation Liberia will ensure that the lives of the people at the plantation are improved as envisaged.

Attorney Gibson said the company will remain cooperative in implementing all the recommendations from the Liberian people through their lawmakers.

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