Africell has rescued the Headquarters of the Sierra Leone Postal Services from its dilapidated state by painting and renovating the building located on Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown. The SALPOST building was the only unpainted building that was standing in the middle of modern structures like the Bank of Sierra Leone, Access Bank to name but a few.
Delivering a statement at the handing over of the renovated building to the Minister of Information and Communication the Managing Director of Africell Robert Khoury said SALPOST is a sister organization to Africell under the umbrella of the Ministry of Information and Communication and they are all involved in communication and information transfer business.
“Africell would want to maintain a collaborative relationship with SALPOST in the business of Bringing people closer through improved communication” the MD added.
He said the Sierra Leone public has come to regard Africell as an agent for delivery of not only GSM PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, BUT ALSO PARTNERING IN MANY PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES THAT CREATE SUCCESS AND HOPE FOR ALL Sierra Leoneans.
The acting Managing Director of SALPOST Mr. M.I Kanneh thanked Africell for making the SALPOST building attractive once again to the public. He said the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility encourages corporate entities to identify themselves with the aspirations of the people. The SALPOST boss also said “by choosing to identify with the people of Sierra Leone this time through the Postal Services, clearly demonstrate that Africell understands the language of corporate social responsibility better than others”.
The Minister of Information and Communication Alhaji I.B Kargbo said his Ministry has a very strong relationship with Africell and for Africell to undertake the painting of SALPOST which is under his Ministry is a pointer to that fact. He thanked the Managing Director and Management of Africell for coming in at a time when the Ministry is about to change the deplorable situation of SALPOST.
By William Freeman