Deal #3452

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Grand Gedeh, Liberia

Target country
Liberia
Comment on location
Grand Gedeh- 78,055 ha

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Sinoe, Liberia

Target country
Liberia
Comment on location
Sinoe- 53,411ha

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
131466.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2009] 131466
Comment on land area
Covers a total area of 131,466 hectares; Grand Gedeh- 78,055 ha Sinoe- 53,411ha

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Forest Management Contract-I

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Contract number FMC-I. Contract expires 2034/09/29.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee
10.75
Annual leasing fee currency
US Dollar ($)
Annual leasing fee type
per ha
Comment on leasing fees
US$10.75/year/ha (data from contract). The company must also give the government a US $250,000 performance bond before the company starts work. Data obtained from a formal source. For the period 1 July 2010 - 30 June 2011 no rental payments were made. According to VPA reports, Geblo owed US$1.3 million in area and contract fees as of the end of 2018.

Contract #1

Contract number
FMC-006
Contract date
2009-09-17
Contract expiration date
2034-09-16
Duration of the agreement (in years)
25

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (total)
[2019] 184
Comment on jobs created (total)
All the workers are seasonal workers with no contracts.

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Theconcession has had several operators since the award of the contract. Since December 2018 the operator has been Liberia Ruby Light Forestry Investment Incorporated

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Contract
File
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-3460730722

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Leiti 4th Reconciliation Report

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Sustainable Development Institute. LIBERIA – The Promise Betrayed. January 2010.

Data source #5

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
LEITI Companies database

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Global Witness- Holding the line? February 2017

Data source #7

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
Date
2016
Comment on data source
Social agreement betweern Geblo logging and the communities of Sinoe

Data source #8

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
Date
2016
Comment on data source
Social agreement betweern Geblo logging and the communities of Grand Gedeh

Data source #9

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
An Assessment of Employment Conditions for Logging Company Workers in Three Forest Management Contracts in Liberia
Date
2019-12

Data source #10

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
ABRIDGED SIMPLIFIED CONTRACT MATRIX Designed for Multistakeholders Reference LIBERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES
Date
2015-12

Data source #11

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
Liberia Forest Atlas

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Geblo Logging Inc agreed to pay $1.50 USO/cubic meter to the Community Forestry Development Committee apart from the payment of 30% land rental ($2.50 per acre) to the Community benefit sharing scheme. Logging Inc agreed to pay the 50% of the total cubic meter fee for logging season April 2015- April 2016 on 26 April 2016 and the balance 50% shall be paid on May 26, 2016.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Roads
Capacity Building
Financial Support
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Geblo Logging Inc. agreed to pay six thousand ($6000.00) every year to the CFDC for human resource capacity building for citizens of the affected community. This amount will be paid on December 31 of every year. Geblo Logging Inc. also agreed to build one road in their concession areas for Sinoe and 3 roads for Grand Gedeh and also to give first preference for employment for skilled and unskilled locals from the affected communities. They will also build hand pumps in the communities every year.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Trees (unspecified)

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