June 20, 2016 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
As part of their corporate social responsibility and in line with their aim of supporting Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, one of the leading telecommunication companies in Sierra Leone last Friday, 17 June, 2016, started distributing food items worth over Le300 million to mosques across the country.
Speaking at a presser at their Hill Station head office in Freetown before the commencement of the distribution, Usage and Re-tension Manager at Airtel Sierra Leone, Ms. Abibatu Junisa said the company was not only in the country to do business and maximise profit, but also to aid Sierra Leoneans whenever the need arises.
She said Sierra Leone is a religious country where people observe the month of Ramadan, adding that they thought it prudent to donate food items, including bags of rice, sugar, milk, butter, groundnut oil, onion, juice to 14 mosques in Freetown, Makeni, Kenema, Bo and Kono.
Speaking during the donation ceremony at the Masjid Ahmed Mosque in Goderich, in the Western Rural Area, Acting Marketing Manager Mohamed Kutyateh said the company does not only do business in the country, but also gives back to the people.
He noted that in the past people were complaining that Airtel cheats them, while using the internet but stated that the misunderstanding had been addressed.
Receiving the items on behalf of of the Jamaat, Chief Iman Chernor Umaru Barrie thanked Airtel’s Management for their magnanimity, adding that they have made the donation at a time when Muslims were in need of food.
The rest of the donation is expected to be carried out across the country this week.