Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, yesterday handed over building materials worth millions of Leones to the Wellington Community at Up Mountain Peacock Farm for the construction of a police post.
Among the materials are 100 bags of Cement, 20 Corrigated Sheets, 5 Corner Ridges, 12 Head-pans and 10 shovels.
According to the Corporate Relations Manager, Albert O. Collier, said it was a pleasure for the Brewery to provide the building materials for the construction of a police post in that community, which should be seen as an effective way to promote public safety and enhance the quality of life of the people, stating that it is the responsibility of everyone living within the community to safeguard their neighbourhood, which Brewery as a responsible investor operating in the community, feels delighted to make a meaningful contribution to the completion of the project.
“The issue of security is very important in society in this period of increased violence and other dangers in our communities. It is no longer a case to sit back and watch our mothers, youths, women and children suffer in the hands of criminals and delinquents with impunity,” he recalled.
He explained that life in that area without a police station or security has created a very risky situation with a lot of robberies and theft cases reported, but believe with the increase in police presence in the community, residents will be assured of their safety and security especially at night.
He maintained that with the police post available in the community there will be a reduction or prevention of crime, peace preservation and community building in oneness as community policing brings police and community members together to prevent crime and also solve neighbouring problems, adding that to ensure transparency on the project, they decided to purchase the building materials for the construction of the police post rather than giving the physical cash to the Member of Parliament or the community people.
Receiving the items on behalf of the community, the Member of Parliament of Constituency 97, Hon. Ibrahim Nox Koroma, expressed thanks and appreciation to the management and staff of Brewery for their timely intervention in salvaging the issue of crime within his constituency, stating that it is very hard to start something, but the actions of Brewery for a start of the police post is very vital.
He encouraged the community people to make good use of the opportunity and take care of the materials for them to be utilized for their intended purpose.
Representing the youths in the community, Lamin Kamara who is their leader, expressed thanks and appreciation to the Brewery, as they have been longing for such a project in their community, as the policing is very important in any society.
He assured Brewery that they will do their best to ensure the project becomes a dream come true.
Wednesday June 04, 2014