May 8, 2017 By Victoria Saffa
The Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) on Friday, 5th May, 2017 during their fifth annual press tour, showcased their latest investments, which are part of a large modernization and expansion program of over one hundred and fifty billion Leones (Le150Billion).
Speaking on behalf of the Managing Director, Head of Human Resource, Zorah Anthony, said the investments was a way of announcing and showcasing a further increase in their brewing capacity as a result of the successful installation of 7 giant fermentation tanks and a new state of the art brew house.
She said all equipment and machinery installed are of the highest international standards and that once fully installed in the next few months, the investments would double their production capacity.
She said they were confident that they could meet the ever increasing consumer demand for the years to come.
“These investments will also make sure that we maintain the highest quality of our products which include, Star Beer, Mutzig beer, Guinness foreign extra stout, King Leone Beer, Salone beer and Maltina. Our customers and loyal consumers are the driving force behind our constant efforts to improve,” she said.
She continued that since its inception in 1962, SLBL has gone through difficult times, but they remained operational during most parts of the civil war and during the critical Ebola period, adding that they have been providing jobs for the local community and care for their employee’s well-being and development.
“We came out even stronger from these challenges and we are not going to stop. The Le150 billion investments show our commitment for the future of Sierra Leone. Today’s investment will build tomorrow’s success and ensure we will continue to grow with Sierra Leone for many decades to come,” she stated.
She said the company has got a hospital that would be dealing with emergency cases, with qualified Clinical health Officer, together with a nurse from Philippines that would be taking care of emergency cases.
The Head of Human Resources continued that SLBL would continue to play an important role in the social and economic growth of Sierra Leone through their corporate social responsibility, with the support of the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation.
Madam Anthony highlighted some of the corporate social responsibility works they have been doing in the country, which includes implementing and commissioning a Mini Dam at Up Mountain Peacock Farm, now benefiting over 12,000 residents, Post-Ebola water and Sanitation Project in Constituencies 97 and 98, Well Woman Clinic, Lion Heart Foundation and Masanga Hospital both in Northern Sierra Leone.
She said the Construction of hospitals in Wellington and Calabatown were also in speedy progress.