As Part of its CSR Sierra Leone Brewery Commissions Toilet and Water Well
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) continues to make very meaningful development contributions to the communities in which it operates.
On Saturday February 18, 2017, SLBL commissioned a post-Ebola Water and Sanitation project that includes a toilet and a water well at the Sierra Leone Muslim Community School (SLMC) in Constituency 098, Bottom Oku, Wellington, on behalf of Heineken Africa Foundation.
Present at the ceremony where the Member of Parliament, Hon. Karifala Sheku Conteh aka Kello, Hon. Kemokoh Conteh, Constituency 094, Waterloo; Hon. Mohamed Jawara, Constituency 100 – Kissy; Coucilor Thaimu Bangutra Ward 351, Constituency 098; the SLBL Corporate Relations Manager, Mr. Albert Collier, his assistant, Unisa Conteh and other many local dignitaries. The ceremony was chaired by Sulaimani Kamara.
Addressing the audience, the SLBL Corporate Affairs Manager noted that the company plays a formidable role in the social and economic growth of Sierra Leone. He said SLBL’s CSR spans sports, health care, provision of water and sanitation to communities and support to the educational sector.
He furthered that the occasion marked the commissioning of one of six projects supporting building of water wells and toilets to promote water and sanitation facilities in schools in constituencies 97 and 98. The total value of the post-Ebola Water and Sanitation and school stationery projects is Le346, 990,000.
SLBL is also currently building two hospitals, one each in Wellington and the Calaba Town communities.
SLBL is also sponsoring a water and sanitation project in Ward 352, Mellon Street, Wellington and a water project in Up-Mountain, Peacock Farm area in Wellington.
In the last three years, Mr. Collier said Heineken Africa Foundation has provided over Le2.9 billion as part of its CSR to health, water and sanitation throughout Sierra Leone.
He pointed out that their support does not end with the commissioning of the toilet and water well but only a beginning of a new relationship with Bottom Oku, with more sustainable projects in the pipeline that will improve the livelihoods of the people.
“It is our dream to see a much developed community and to grow with the people of the communities in which we operate,” Mr. Collier said.
Stating that Heineken likes to see their community development projects completed according to plan, in a clear, concise, credible and transparent manner, he commended Hon. Kello for being the first to thoroughly implement an SLBL funded community development project. He urged other donor recipients to speed up the implementation of their projects.
Hon. Kello speaking on behalf of the ruling All Peoples Congress party donated Le1 million to the Mosque and Le500, 000 to the community. He explained to the community how he utilized the money that was given to him by SLBL.
Councilor Thaimu Bangura appreciated the development in his Ward. The event was climaxed with the cutting of the tape.
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