London Mining in their corporate social responsibility on Easter Monday provided every inmate of the Military 34 hospital with gifts to celebrate and put smiles on their faces for the Easter holidays.
In a short speech by the Managing Director of London Mining, Mr. Keili said they attach great importance to the military because it was their sacrifices that brought peace to the nation after the 11 year old war.
He told all present that even though LMC is situated at Lunsar, they still believe that they should help in the development of the country.
He thanked all present and admonished the inmates to be steadfast and be happy because they are still alive and they are considered important that is why they were there to celebrate the holiday with them.
Dr Foday Sahr Commanding Officer of the hospital said they were happy for the gesture from London Mining and hope the patients will be happy to receive such gifts during the holiday.
He said they have been working very hard to keep up the standard of the hospital and thanked all the staff for their unflinching support to make the hospital a success.
Dr Sahr also reiterated that the hospital catered for all whether civilian or military personnel and they have almost all the departments that should be in a hospital.
Chief of Defense Staff Major General Nelson Williams in his address said London Mining’s gesture to bring smiles to the inmates of the hospital cannot be over emphasized.
He said the only time people think that the military is productive is during war time, but he wants to make it clear that they are always productive and will make sure the security that is in place continues to attract more investors into the country.
He admonished LMC that he hopes they will not stop helping them but will respond whenever they are called upon.
The keynote speaker the Minister of Defense, Rtd. Major Pallo Conteh said he was happy for such support to the Military Hospital as it is one of the key Departments under his Ministry that he takes very seriously.
He said what LMC had done was very good and at the right time. “Such wonderful gift to this unit is timely and important”, the Minister said.
He told all present that currently, the Ministry is building a Mortuary because corpses of soldiers are left to decay because mortuary parlors do not accept them.
He said he believes in legacy that is why he is working very hard to do all in his power to uplift the military.
He thanked LMC and presented gifts to some of the inmates. He also urged patients to be faithful and happy because there are people out there that are thinking of them.
The Communications Officer of LMC Josephine Saidu said they were happy for the reception accorded them and said they are ready to do more whenever they are called upon. She thanked all present and wished them a happy Easter.
An inmate gave the vote of thanks and the distribution was done to all the patients who were admitted in the hospital.
By Austin Thomas