Bomi Lawmakers Make Fact-Finding Tour Of Sime Darby
Bomi County Senjeh District Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe has led the county’s Legislative Caucus on a two-day tour of the Sime Darby oil palm plantation to verify reports of maltreatment of employees by the management.
According to residents of the plantation, the management of the company is carrying out bad labour practices against its employees.
They also complained that the entity has failed to provide them safe drinking water, quality health care, education, and housing, among others. During one of the tours, members of the delegation discovered that the landscape of the plantation is fully irrigated, something they believe is responsible for the lack of safe drinking water and sanitation at the plantation.
Following the tour, the lawmakers assured residents and employees that they will brief plenary of the House of Representatives to speedily address the matter.
Speaking to the Liberia News Agency (LINA) after the tour, Representative Snowe condemned the actions by the company and vowed to draw the attention of President George Weah to issues taking place on the plantation.
He disclosed that even though Some Darby is providing job opportunities for citizens in western Liberia, the company needs to do all it can to improve the living standard of its workers.