Since 10 July 2016, we learned from authorised sources, Chief Mekanya Charles Okon is officially Managing Director of Pamol Plantations Plc, a Cameroonian public agro-industrial company, whose focus is on oil palm trees in the south-west of country. He had been at this position in a temporary capacity since 2013, following the sudden death, on 28 December 2012, of Obi-Okpun Wanobi Osang, then MD of the company.
The new MD will be assisted by Chief Aloysius Asanga (former manager at electricity company Eneo), appointed as Deputy MD, while chairmanship of the Board of this company, which employs 2,500 people and manages over 11,000 hectares of palm grove, is ensured by Bernard Okalia Bilaï, current governor of the South-West region.
The new management of Pamol will have to tackle the project for the expansion of the farms of this agro-industrial company on Bakassi peninsula, where 500 hectares have already been developed. This project, which will enable the creation 5,000 jobs is among the key components of the settlement of this territory, which has long been the subject of a dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria.