Concord Times (Freetown)

22 November 2012

Sierra Leone: COMPLANT Magbass Sugar Company Commences 2012/2013 Production

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Paramount Chief of Kholifa Rowalla chiefdom,Alhaji Masakama Kanamanka 111 commended the Chinese government and the COMPLANT Magbass Sugar Company for their continued efforts to energize the country's economy and appealed to the workers and the communities in the COMPLANT Magbass Sugar Company operational area to do everything to protect the company.

"I have advised my people to be law abiding and desist from setting fire on the sugar cane and stealing the company's equipments and call on the company to arrest anyone found in such a destructive behavior," The Paramount Chief warned.

Paramount Chief, Alhaji Masakama Kanamanka 111 lavished praised on the new general manager for his swift intervention to effect meaningful changes in the company.

Permanent Secretary, ministry of Agriculture, Edward Kargbo explained to the company officials and the communities that the government will soon come up new policies that will benefit all investors and the country. He further that the government will encourage the company and the community farmers to plant sugar cane by themselves and sell it to the company.

He advised the company to bring improved fertilizers and promised that that the government will provide a duty waver to make way for better yield and warned all that anyone found destroying or stealing from the company will face the full penalty of the law.

He advised the workers union to adhere to the labour laws of Sierra Leone and desist from irrelevant issues that will deter the progress of the company.

The ceremony was graced with praises from the landowners, workers union, traditional leaders, the police and other stakeholders who applauded the Chinese government and especially the new management which has incorporated two local staff into the administrative management for its move to create a level playing field for all.

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