Human Rights Commission Blames GVL for Riot in Butaw


The Independent National Commission on Human Rights of Liberia has found Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) liable for the riot incident On May 26, 2015.

“The team discovered that there are underlying concerns or issues that have not claimed the attention of GVL or the Government of Liberia (GoL). Some include unemployment of youths, delayed payment for destroyed rubber trees owned by some of farmers in Sinoe, no clearly define limit to GVL acquired land, survey still pending, installing hand pumps and how the consent of the people of Butaw was never sought before GoL gave the land to GVL,” said Cllr. Johnson. She added that the Sime Darby experience should be an excellent entry point for future engagement in Butaw.


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