The National Petroleum managing director, Mohamed Tunde Cole on behalf of the company, donated a cheque of Le10m (ten million Leones) to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) yesterday at the latter’s office at Wellington, east of the capital.
Making the donation the managing director said his company wanted to identify itself with “the democratic process that is going on in the country”.
Mr Cole stated that the small token would help NEC’s secretariat to meet its enormous needs.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of NEC, Miatta French who is the head of the Outreach Unit said they were very grateful for the NP’s gesture.
She said they were very happy to receive such a gift which came as a shock to them.
Miatta said the mere fact that the NP management took the bold step to reach Wellington was a sign that they were indeed friendly to the democratic process.
She stressed that because of their location, it was difficult to receive visitors.
The Outreach boss told the NP management that due to the pressing needs at the Commission, the Chief Electoral Commissioner Dr Christiana Thorpe and others were out on official duties.
Those present at the ceremony were Sidi Bakarr the marketing manager of NP, Bankie Richards – Chief Financial Officer, Mrs Abie Langba – Operations and Clifton Aubee the Sales Manager.
Also present were other staff from NEC including the director of Finance Mr Koroma.