Mercury & Others Pledge Support to WSPFA
Chairlady, Mercury Welfare Association, Josephine Karim Koroma makes statement
Multilateral companies located within the same venue including the sport betting entity, Mercury International, First Discount House, National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) and the National Insurance Company (NIC) have pledge their unflinching support to the just launched Walpole Street Progressive Family Association (WSPFA)
The giant financial institutions made their commitment during a ceremony marking the official launching of the association at the NIC grounds, Walpole Street in Freetown on Friday 19th May, 2017.
Speaking at the occasion, Chairlady, Welfare Association, Mercury International Josephine Karim Koroma, who doubles as Head Cashier, Walpole Street Payment Centre, emphasized that as long as the motive of the association is to foster peace and curb violence among youths within the vicinity, hence, she will give her support institutionally and individually.
Madam Koroma expressed confidence that the establishment of such a united movement shall increase passion among investment companies to continue doing business in the locality and expressed hope that security issue will be more effective and guarantee.
She recalled how the police, with the help of vigilant community youths, dealt mercilessly with bold robbers who launched a broad daylight attack on the Mercury sub-office in Wellington.
Managing Director, First Discount House, Daniel Gbomgboh Serry, said his institution sells shares of Rokel Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and other reputable financial entities. He assured his institution’s support to the association at any time the need arises and thanked members of WSPFA for what he called a brilliant initiative which will help them to benefit from the prominent financial institutions with which the street endowed.
Chairman, WSPFA, Alimamy Alhaji Bangura recalled that Walpole Street was one of the quietest zones in the community but over the years has become a thoroughfare characterized by violence perpetrated mostly by youths.
By Abdulai M. Kamara
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