January 8, 2018 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
As part of their drive to continue providing affordable and quality communication, Orange Sierra Leone has officially commissioned a pole in Baoma Village, Bo district.
On 18 October 2017, Orange announced the official launch of its brand in Sierra Leone, taking over from Airtel with the promise to meet the emerging needs of customers with innovative, affordable and relevant solutions that would empower consumers and give them freedom to do what they choose.
During the official launch on December 23, 2017 at Baoma Village, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Sekou Drame said their presence would boost development in the township and its environs.
He informed the gathering that when they took over a year ago they had a transformation plan of putting up poles across the country, and called on residents to take proper care of the facility because of its immense benefit.
On behalf of Paramount Chief of Valunia Chiefdom, Dr. Margaret Baio Gbani IV, Elder Daniel Ngiawo thanked Orange for taking development to their chiefdom at a time they needed it most.
“Before now, we were in darkness in terms of communication as we used to travel miles off the chiefdom in search of network just to communicate to our relatives in the city and bigger towns,” he disclosed.
He promised to ensure the pole is well secured, as well as work hard to ensure the company succeeds in that part of the country.
Youth and business people, who were in jubilant mood, said the presence of the company could ensure effective communication with their business partners and help make business easier.
Orange is present in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East with more than 127 million customers as at end of June 2017. With 5.2 billion Euros in revenues in 2016 (12% of Orange’s total revenues), the region is a strategic priority for the Group.
Orange Money, its flagship offer for money transfers and mobile financial services, is currently available in 17 countries and has more than 34 million customers.