In addition to that, it presented 450 bags of rice and 30 gallons of Argo Oil.
The donations were done on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. This was in fulfillment of its commitment to the three clans, Darblo, Mana, and Laar. It is a monthly feeding program for the elderly in those communities.
This is separate from the company’s Corporate Social Development Program. After receiving the items, scores of elderly followed by their wives and grandchildren were seen commending representatives of BMMC.
Some said the company has shown that it is indeed a responsible entity. This was carried out after a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was reached by the company and citizens in Gola Konneh District in early May this year. In the MOU, the company committed to providing monthly support to the vulnerable and elderly people in the district. This support to the elderly is separate from its corporate social responsibility program. Over the past time, the company has constructed a school, police station, market building, and clinic and made check donations to other communities.
The company said as a responsible entity, it sees it necessary to give more support to the communities it operates. Making the presentation of the items, the Community Relations Superintendent, Henry Vincent, said a total of 450 bags of rice, 90 gallons of oil, and a cash amount of US$11, 250 for the three clans. Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars (US$3750 for each) was given.
He added: “The Company agreed that from the beginning of this year, there will be monthly support. So, today, the company has come to make fulfillment to the People of the Darblo and the other clans. So, what you see here today, it runs for three months, it runs from May, June, and July. So, immediately as of August, September, and October, we will come with other rations. It is for all of our elders. Women and men will benefit from the company.”
Receiving the items, the Statutory District Superintendent, Frank Sheriff, commended the company for living up to its commitment. “Fulfillment of commitment is good. When you commit and fulfill. We are one family.”
According to him, such a gesture from the company was welcoming and shows that BMMC was concerned about the welfare of the people living in the communities in which they operate.
He also called on the citizens to see this gesture as goodwill for the upliftment of the elders and promised that the issue of violence will no longer exist under his administration but rather use the dialogue approach to resolve issues.