Tropical Harvest Engages SLIEPA with Intention to Growing Cocoa in Sierra Leone
25 Feb 2020
Tropical Harvest has on the 24th February 2020 met with the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) to discuss their plan of establishing cocoa plantation in Sierra Leone. The meeting was held at the SLIEPA Office Head Quarter, Tower Hill, Freetown.
During his submission, the Director of Tropical Harvest, Mr. Peter Webber, requested for a detail information on the categories of investment incentives to determine the level or capacity of the cocoa farm they want to cultivate as the leading export commodity in Sierra Leone. Mr. Webber further asked SLIEPA to provide their company with the required facilitation services in support of their planned activities.
While responding, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SLIEPA, Mr. Sheku Lexmond Koroma, thanked and welcomed Tropical Harvest to his office. He said the New Direction Government investment drive is looking forward to such investors who are ready for business; investors that will create jobs and contribute to the social, economic and infrastructural development of the Country and at the same time realize dividend of their investment. He noted that SLIEPA will surely facilitate their investment and as well provide them aftercare services upon their establishment.
The Acting Director of Investment Promotion of SLIEPA, Mr. Victor Bangura, explained the different types of investment incentives as provided in various laws, and there are criteria for these incentives to be granted by the government. He went on to talk about the establishment processes including business registration.
Other participants of the meeting included: The Acting Director of Export Development of SLIEPA, Mr. Bobson Margai, Mr. M.K Vonjoe, Director of Tropical Harvest and Mr. Brian Paul Gaye from Tropical Harvest.