Cross River Oil Palm Estate To Start Production In 2016 – Manager

In Breaking News, Business & Economy, National News, Reports

by crossriverwatch admin

palm-oil (1)

The production of palm oil will begin in the 6,384 hectares Wilmer Calaro Oil Palm Estate in Mbarakom, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River in 2016.

The Senior Estate Manager of the plantation, Mr Henry Dusmin, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in the Oil Palm Estate, Mbarakom recently.

Dusmin told newsmen that the planting of new improved high-yielding specie of palm tree seedlings had started since 2012 with the cultivation of 125 hectares.

It was learnt that the estate was inaugurated in 1954 as Calaro Oil Palm Estate on a 6,384 hectares of land acquired from Mbarakom Community in Akamkpa Local Government.

Over the years, only 5,394 hectares were cultivated with palm trees under the state government until 2011 when the company was sold to Wilmer International of Malaysia.

The Malaysian company is expected to manage the estate for 25 years before the management contract can be renewed afterwards.

Dusmin said the company now could only develop 1,755 hectares, while 1,400 hectares were being cultivated with palm trees.

“In the first planting sometimes in 2012, we planted 125 hectares. We expect it to produce in three years,” he said.

The manger recalled that palm tree seedlings were taken from Cross River in 1950 to Malaysia and now brought back to grow the state economy.

He said that no fewer than 740 young people from Cross River and its environs had so far been engaged to manage the palm plantation, while the main staff of the company were 40.

follow us on twitter @crossriverwatch

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

5 Survive Ghastly Accident In Calabar

By Ushang Ewa At least five survived a ghastly vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon at the Murtala Mohammed highway

Read More...

#EndPoliceBrutality: Cross River Panel Fails To Sit After 43 Day Adjournment

By Patrick Obia and Rachel Idim As the life of the Cross River State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into

Read More...

Cross River Recruiting Teachers, Sachet Water Manufacturers For Equatorial Guinea – John Gaul

By Maxwell Effiong Former State lawmaker and Cross River’s Special Envoy to the Gulf of Guinea, John Gaul Lebo

Read More...

2 commentsOn Cross River Oil Palm Estate To Start Production In 2016 – Manager

  • An interesting dialogue is value comment. I feel that it is best to write extra on this subject, it won’t be a taboo subject but generally persons are not sufficient to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers fkeadccaabfd

  • Android Game Development takes more than knowledge eddeedecdgde

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now