In fulfillment of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the host community, Milla Group Sierra Leone Limited has donated plumbing and water facilities to the Grafton Community in Freetown as recommended in the Environmental Health and Impact Assessment Report of the company. The donation, worth millions of Leones, was handed over to relevant stakeholders and local authorities over the weekend at an impressive ceremony held at the Community Supply Center at Grafton.
The Personnel Manager of Milla Group, Lansana Koroma said the donation was part of the company’s contribution towards the socio economic development of the community. He said during the Ebola period the company also donated items towards the fight against Ebola for the community. Koroma said after series of consultations with the Environmental Committee of the company and the Grafton Development Committee (GDC) it was agreed that the top most priority of the community is access to safe pipe born water for drinking and domestic use.
So as a responsible company that is committed to the development of the communities they operate, Milla Group donated 6000 liters of water tanks, 10 bags of cement, PVC pipes and its accessories for the installation and connection of water to homes.
The company also donated 50 plastic chairs to be utilized at the Grafton community office. A cash of three million five hundred thousand Leones (Le3, 500,000.00) was also donated to the Grafton Development Committee for the installation of the water facilities for community use within the shortest possible time.
The Environmental Consultant for Milla Group, Anthony Davies said the donated items are in pursuance of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation for manufacturing companies operating in the country. He called on the community people to embrace the company as their own, as they will provide employment opportunity for many of the trained and qualified youths within the area.
Councilor Sheik Ibrahim Conteh of Ward 327 expressed profound thanks and appreciation to Milla Group for the donation as it will go a long way in improving access to water for people living in the community where the company operates. Representative of tribal heads, women and youth leaders also expressed gratitude to Milla Group for the donation and assured that they will provide security for the donated items and also for the company within the community.