The Management of the Cooper Farm Rubber Processing Factory has temporally shut down its operation craving support and protection from the government of Liberia.
The Cooper Rubber Company is the only Liberian owned rubber processing plant in the country with a workforce of approximately one hundred fifty Liberians employees.
CRC in a statement Sunday is also appealing for the intervention of the President into continuous false and vicious attack allegedly leveled against the company and its CEO James E. Cooper by Bomi Senator Sando Johnson.
The release noted that without support and protection from the Weah-Taylor administration, the Cooper Rubber Company which is a model of the Pro-Poor Agenda will not succeed.
Recently Senator Sando Johnson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Concession and Investment and Businessman James Cooper wrestle over a leaked audio tape allegedly linking the Senator asking for USD$ 1,400,000 paid back, in order to aid Mr. Cooper in securing a loan to expand his rubber processing plant.
The release disclosed that such harassment and oppression against a private businessman by a powerful member of government is unprecedented and called on the Justice Ministry to intervene.