Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is set to increase its workforce to more than 4,000 Liberians by 2016, Mr. Stephen Binda, head of GVL’s local communications, told journalists yesterday at a local restaurant in Monrovia.“Presently we have employed 3,501 Liberians and that figure will increase to over 4,000 by 2016,” Binda said, and explained that GVL is set to complete a mill that will produce palm oil products in Tarjuowon, Sinoe County.Liberians who resided in the company’s areas of operation can rest assured that their interests are paramount to GVL, Binda said adding that the company wants to accelerate the economic progress of Liberians who are employed with GVL. He told several editors at the meeting that GVL has invested over US$1.5billion in its operations and therefore accurate information could lead to more investments in Liberia.Binda pointed out that since GVL began operations in Sinoe County, several developments, including the opening of a Total Gas Station and two local banks, have taken place in the county.“This has come about because GVL has created trust in the people and the over three thousand employees now have encouraged other essential businesses to operate in Sinoe,” he said. He appealed to the local media to work along with GVL to provide balanced information to the Liberian government, its employees, Liberians and its corporate partners. Binda said the success of GVL is basically linked with that of Liberia, “because when many thousands of Liberians are employed, they can have a better future for themselves and their families and Liberia will be better off.” He said GVL is committed to ensure the rights of all Liberian citizens in its areas of operation and will respect local, national, and ratified international laws and assured Liberians that the company will provide equal opportunities for all Liberian employees and workers, and embrace diversity regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, political affiliation, sexual orientation or union membership. Binda concluded that GVL will recognize communities who engage the company to develop their land and they will receive priority of initial opportunities in line with GVL’s internal Human Resource Policy. The meeting was attended by Mr. Virgil Magee, GVL’s head of Communications. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
10 10 10 10 10 10 6. David Villa has scored 376 career goals (in 745 games) – The Spaniard scored 286 goals in his Spanish club career, which took in Barcelona, Valencia and Atletico Madrid. He swapped Spain for the States in June 2014, and has 29 for New York City, so far. Villa briefly joined Melbourne City, getting his name on the scoresheet twice. And he netted 59 for Spain in a trophy-laden nine years, during which he won 97 caps. 7. Luis Suarez has scored 349 career goals (in 539 games) – The Uruguay international has 84 goals for current club Barcelona, plus 82 for Liverpool, 111 for Ajax, 15 for Gronigen, 12 for Nacional and 45 for his country. He has won the European Golden Shoe award with both Liverpool and Barca. Suarez has top scored in the Dutch, English and Spanish top flights. 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 453 career goals (in 792 games) – The Sweden icon has rarely struggled to find the back of the net, scoring for Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, winning titles in four countries. Ibrahimovic has also scored 62 goals for his country’s senior team. 10 10 Lionel Messi has retired from international football after losing his fourth major final with his national team, but he does so as Argentina’s record goal scorer.Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is attempting to fire Portugal to Euro 2016 glory, a month after helping Real Madrid claim an 11th Champions League triumph.But the European Golden Shoe for most league goals in the 2015/16 season went to Luis Suarez, who bagged 40 Liga goals for Barcelona.So, who has the most career goals to date? Take a look at the slideshow countdown above to find out.*From a selection of current professional footballers playing in (or who have played the majority of their career in) elite level professional football.All statistics correct up to and including 26 June 2016 5. Robbie Keane has scored 377 career goals (in 846 games) – Keane has scored 310 times for Coventry City, Inter, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham, Aston Villa, Celtic and LA Galaxy, plus a record 67 goals for Republic of Ireland. 10 9. Wayne Rooney has scored 314 career goals (in 711 games) – Rooney, who is second to Bobby Charlton on Manchester United’s all-time goalscorers list, has scored 245 goals for Man United and a record 52 for England. 2. Lionel Messi has scored 519 career goals (in 683 games) – As well as being Barcelona’s all-time record goal scorer, Messi is also Argentina’s most prolific international, having netted 55 goals for his national side. Add 11 goals for Barca’s second and third teams in the Spanish third and fourth divisions and you have over 519 career goals. Messi has won three European Golden Shoe awards. 8. Didier Drogba has scored 346 career goals (in 750 games) – The Stamford Bridge legend has scored 71 goals in French football, for Le Mans, Guingamp and Marseille, got 20 for Turkish club Galatasaray and eight for Chinese side Shanghai. Drogba has scored 18 in Montreal Impact colours, 65 for Ivory Coast, and not forgetting his 164 for Chelsea. 4. Samuel Eto’o has scored 384 career goals (in 788 games) – The well-travelled Etoo is widely remembered for his goals for Mallorca, Barcelona and Inter, while his goal tally at Chelsea, Anzhi, Everton, Sampdoria and current club Antalyaspor have bumped up his career total. For Cameroon he scored 56 international goals. 10. Francesco Totti has scored 313 career goals (in 814 games) – to find out who are the world’s top goal scorers in competitive football, click the arrow above – The Italian is a true one-club man, having made his debut for Roma at the age of 16 in 1993. Incredibly he is still playing at the age of 39 and has no intention of calling it a day just yet. As well as 304 goals for Roma, he bagged nine for Italy, including one in the Azzuri’s glorious 2006 World Cup campaign. 10 1. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 547 career goals (in 787 games) – Ronaldos record for Los Blancos is simply stunning and he is showing few signs of letting up in front of goal. Along with his record 364 for Real, he has 118 goals for Manchester United, five for his first club Sporting, and a national record 60 for Portugal. Ronaldo has claimed four European Golden Shoe awards.