Mercury International, one of leading sponsors in Sierra Leone today, has donated a PA system, worth about two million Leones, to the Central One Football Association (COFA).
This donation was made to the association last week at the parade grounds. Receiving the PA system of behalf of the association, COFA Founder Sama Sesay thanked Mercury International for such gesture at this point in time when the association spends almost sixty thousand Leones on PA system a day, which is adversely affecting the association.
He mentioned that with this kind of development from Mercury International, the association will now use the money for PA systems for other things to develope the association.
He went further that they only asked for a help from Mercury International through Rodney Michael, who channeled their case to the right authority.
Martin Michael, the legal adviser who also doubles as the company secretary at Mercury International, said that donation to COFA is part of Mercury social’s cooperate responsibility to assist sporting organizations and other organizations that need help. To fulfill their social cooperate responsibility, they keep certain money aside apart of profit or lost to give to organizations.
That was why when the request came in from Mr. Sesay, they decided to help because they thought it was a good cause because it will benefit a lot of people.
And he went further that this is not the first time Mercury International has made such donations. They have also donated to the Leone Stars, School of Deaf, Blind School and a host of other institutions
He went further that every month they also gave a couple of bags of rice to the crippled and they did not make noise about that because that is part of their “social cooperate responsibility.”
He said that they have decided to sponsor institutions that people or companies do not normally support and one of the things they want to do in the future is to build something for the blind school but that is still on the pipeline and not yet arranged.
He noted that with the donation to COFA, it’s not the money that matters but the ability to do such a thing. He said there are more organizations that have more money than Mercury International that make a lot of profit, but to release such money is a big problem to them.