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.