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Trade Committee in Parliament visits industrial companies

The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Trade has on Wednesday February 10, 2021 embarked on an oversight function to oversee certain industrial operational activities in the east part of the city.

According to the Chairperson of the committee, Hon. Veronica Kadie Sesay, the purpose of the spot-visits was to ascertain how industries are operating and fairing on with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first stop of the committee was the Sierra Leone Flour Mill at Clinton, where officials of the company led by the Chief Executive Officer, Juldeh Saw briefed committee members on the ongoing transformation strives of the company,

Mr. Saw commended the government for the confidence imposed on them by providing concession for the provision of flower to the populace.

The chairperson of the committee commended the CEO and his partners for making flowers available and noted that their visitation was based on the agreements approved by the house. She assured the company of their continued support in the development of the country.

At the Rainbow Factory at Wallington Industrial Estate, the committee was taken on a tour to see the operation of the company and they were impressed with the company’s operation.

The committee also visited M.R Distilleries Ltd, a rum producing company and a conducted tour on their facilities was carried out.

Also, members of the committee were very pleased with the operational activities and products of King Production Beverage at Grafton. They commended the company for employing over 400 Sierra Leoneans.

In all sites visited, the committee was very impressed on their activities and demanded that for future visitations, they would like to see what their corporate social responsibility activities, working permit for foreign workers and other labor-related rules and regulations.

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