Africell Donates To MoHS

By Ayodele Deen-Cole

Africell Sierra Leone Limited has donated some protective gears and medical equipment to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to enhance its preparedness in the event of any outbreak of the COVID 19 in the country.

During the donation ceremony at the MoHS conference room at Youyi Building, Brookfields in Freetown, the Media Manager of Africell Sierra Leone, John Konteh said the donation was meant to keep everyone in the country safe from the COVID-19, adding that it was important that the company was showcasing how it cared for its numerous subscribers during trying times in the country’s history.

John Konteh furthered that they were not only focusing on the donation aspect, but to also ensure their subscribers stay safe and the nation maintains a zero status.

In his remarks prior to the donation, the Corporate Affairs Manager of Africell, Joe Abass Bangura assured the MoHS of the company’s support to the preventive measures being put in place by the government, noting that like in the case of the Ebola outbreak, Africell has also decided to take tangible actions to maintain the zero status in the country.

He disclosed that they have announced four actions taken by the company, including the removal of all taxes on the Afri-money service, the relinquishing of their center at the airport to coordinate the COVID-19 activities at the Freetown International Airport, the launch of a radio information campaign on Afri radio and television and other radio stations. Receiving the donated items, the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation (2), Dr. Amara Jambai blessed Africell for the donations, noting that the donation was very important to the country as, according to him, the COVID-19 battle is a collective fight and not a personal one.

The Deputy Minister assured that the donated items would be used for their intended purpose and called on other organisations to emulate the good gesture of Africell.