Liberia: Sinoe complains GVL to Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil

FrontPageAfrica | 21 February 2014

Farmer Benedict Smarts stands next to tombs of his ancestors, on December 12, 2012, on the Indonesian Golden Veroleum concession in southern Liberia. Liberian farmers who survived a 15-year civil war are now fighting lucrative property deals with Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil companies that threaten the land they live on, if not their sacred burial sites. (Photo: AFP)

 Monrovia — Barely a month after farmers, charcoal producers and workers filed a complaint of abuses against Buchanan Renewable, known as BRE, to Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”) an Investor to BR, to investigate human rights and environmental abuses by BR, Another complaint from some citizens of Sinoe has been filed to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an overall body of Palm Oil Worldwide, to stop Golden Veroleum Liberia(GVL) ongoing operations of land clearing in their towns and villages.

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