Koidu Mining donates to COVID-19 fight
Koidu Limited Mining Company has on July 1, 2020 donated food stuff and other items worth over fifty (50) million Leones to the COVID-19 Response Center in Koidu city.
The items donated include fifty (50) bags of rice, five gallons of vegetable oil, five boxes of Saba Powder washing soap and boxes of toilet soap.
Community Development Manager, Philip Sorbeh said it was not the first time the company is rendering assistance and assured of their determination and commitment to continue with such trend.
Head of Community and Resettlement Department, Henry R. Vagg, said the donation is to compliment the efforts of government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
He stated that even though things are very difficult for the company due to the pandemic, they have been working tirelessly to meet their obligation.
He admonished all and sundry to adhere strictly to the preventive measures put in place by health authorities to stem the spread of the virus.
Logistic Manager for the COVID-19 Centre in Koidu city, Sahr Fonjah thanked the company for their timely donation and renovation of the office.
He appealed to the company for more support as the number of people in quarantine homes continue to increase with limited availability of food and water.
The company also officially handed over the rehabilitated District Administrative Building to the Senior District Officer, Augustine K.Fogoil.
He thanked the company for renovating the building as they were occupying an office space provided by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
In another development, the company together with the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, national Minerals Agency (NMA), and Office of National Security conducted on the spot visit at border crossing points.
Ten (10) out of the 27 major board crossing points identified across the Gbaneh Kandor, Thali, Soa, and Mafindor chiefdoms, Kono district are benefitting from the construction of modern and permanent border security posts by the company.
According to Philip Sorbeh, the border posts when completed will help tighten security and also prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.