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Sierra Leone News: SLIEPA visits Sierra Tropical Limited in Lugbu Chiefdom

SLIEPA and Sierra Tropical Limited

SLIEPA and the Resident Minister South, Mohamed K. Alie, visited the Sierra Tropical Limited (STL) company operating in the Lugbu chiefdom, Bo District on Saturday 22 September 2018. The visit is one of the many aftercare visits outlined by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SLIEPA, Sheku Lexmond Koroma, in a bid to provide robust aftercare services to existing investors and exporters operating in Sierra Leone. During the visit the CEO held open discussions with different stakeholders in the community such as landowners, families, youths, traditional leaders, workers of the company and the senior management of the company (STL). Discussions included employment procedures, the company’s relationship with the community people and the corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects of the company in the community. The community said since the commencement of operations of the company the socio-economic conditions have improved considerably. The company currently employs 550 staff with a projection of increasing it to 800 by the end of the year. The CEO of SLIEPA and his team were taken on a conducted tour of the nursery site by Patrick Blake, Vice President and General Manager of STL and the Director of Agriculture, Andrew Brooke-Smith. They say where the pineapples will be transported for commercial planting within the next six to twelve months. The Management team of STL also explained their support to the community by providing seed rice and other planting materials for producing higher yields this year as part of their CSR project.

SB/26/9/18

By Saidu Bah

Thursday September 27, 2018.

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