PUMAH Farm Manager Sylvester Kpai said the offer was management’s way of reaching out to the students and community dwellers to help them earn a living.
Kpai said the initiative is a mandate of the Chief Executive Officer of PUMAH Farm, Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe.
The contract involves brushing and circle weeding in the palm farm for two weeks involving both men and women.
Speaking to Capitol FM over the weekend, FTI Student Council President Charles Conneh said the offer will help ease some of the challenges the students experience while on campus.
Conneh said the men will carry out the brushing while the women will do the circle-weeding.
Circle-weeding is the removal of grass or wild plants from the palm crop in a circular manner.
He said citizens from the 15 political sub-divisions of the country are represented at the Forestry Training Institute.
According to Conneh, efforts to get other stakeholders in Bomi to come to the aid of the students have failed.
He said Representative Snowe was recently approached to offer the students the contract after he visited their campus to settle the arrears of some students.
Meanwhile, the management of PUMAH Farm has given the FTI students 20 gallons of red palm oil and five bags of 25 kilograms parboiled rice to ease the hardship being faced on campus.