Today at Sierra Agra we were able to offer our gratitude to the hardworking staff at our factory in Newton by awarding them all a Christmas bonus. Since production started in May, the team have excelled in overcoming challenges faced by the late start and managed to achieve a successful Mango harvest. We believe such dedication should be rewarded. Our strong team are the backbone of our company and we recognize each part that has been played. To each employee, we wish you a Merry Christmas and look forward to a prosperous New Year.
The President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koromahas official opened the largest palm oil refinery in the country and in West Africa at Sahn-Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun District.
SOCFIN Company has invested over $US 130 million to reach this stage, planting 12,319Ha of hybrid oil palm trees and building a mill currently with a 30t/hr of Fruit Bunch(FFB) capacity and able to increased to 60t/hr
President Koroma says Sierra Leone is now for business.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone's president is urging foreign investment in the West African country now that Ebola has declined.
President Ernest Bai Koroma said Thursday great efforts are needed to restart the economy — especially the agricultural sector, which suffered most during the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak that killed more than 11,300 people, mostly in West Africa.
Koroma said he will seek foreign investment at an upcoming Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in Turkey. He said Ebola is over in Sierra Leone, and he hopes to rebrand the country as open for business.
His plea comes after new cases recently emerged in Guinea and Liberia, months after they had been declared Ebola-free.
The World Health Organization says Ebola is no longer an international health emergency, but flare-ups of decreasing frequency are expected.
The Project Coordinator of the Sierra Tropical Agricultural and Manufacturing Company, Romeo Patricio on Wednesday 25th March 2016 reassured residents of Lugbu about their multi Million Dollar investments and large scale employment in factory and pineapple farm that are expected to be located in that part of the country. Romeo made this gracious statement at the consultative and sensitization meeting held at the Sambuya Town Court Barray in the Lugbu Chiefdom, Bo District amidst thousands of residents including local and traditional authorities, landowners, district officials as well as national representatives. The event was organized by the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA). According to officials, Sierra Tropical has a subsidiary company abroad, Dole with several years of experience in farming and manufacturing in the Philippines and the USA.
“We are here to help the people under the Government Agenda for Prosperity as well as the Post Ebola Project” Romeo Patricio reaffirmed adding that “About twelve Thousands youths, women, men and other Sierra Leoneans will be employed, when they commence operations in farming and manufacturing of juice”. According to him, they will generate employment, improve livelihoods, provide better opportunities and improve on socio-economic growth and development of Sierra Leone.
Romeo went on to say, the project will not only benefit the people of Lugbu Chiefdom but other Sierra Leoneans as well as job seekers of all standards. He maintained that, their company will conduct training for all employees in order to be able to work in their operations. According to him, after several consultations and surveys by experts across Sierra Leone, Lugbu Chiefdom was identified as the best for their agricultural productivity and factory.