Bomi County Senior Citizens Meet President Sirleaf on Guthrie

Tuesday, 8th May 2007
President Sirleaf in a meeting with a delegation Bomi citizens, headed by House Speaker Hon. Alex Tyler.
President Sirleaf in a meeting with a delegation Bomi citizens, headed by House Speaker Hon. Alex Tyler.
Photo Credit: Ousman Dialo/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the role of the Rubber Planters Association of Liberia (RPAL) at the Guthrie Plantation in Bomi County is temporary and that the Government is doing everything possible to obtain a company that would be accountable to the Government and people of Liberia.

The Liberian leader has however called on Bomi County citizens to be patient while the government searches for a company to take over the operations of the plantation.

President Johnson Sirleaf spoke yesterday when she met with a delegation from the Bomi County legislative caucus, chiefs and elders headed by House Speaker, Hon. Alex Tyler, at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

She further reminded the caucus that the Guthrie Plantation is not only for citizens of Bomi County, but rather the Government of Liberia, adding that all jobs on the plantation can not belong to Bomi citizens alone. She emphasized that everything regarding the plantation will be done in line with the constitution.

Earlier, the caucus and elders through House Speaker Tyler outlined several problems depriving Bomi citizens from benefiting from the plantation under the management of the Rubber Planters Association of Liberia. The Bomi citizens also asked to be given first preference for job opportunities and accountability regarding proceeds gained by the Rubber Planters Association.