Lonestar Cell MTN, as part of its corporate social responsibility program, has donated several wheelbarrows to members of the Wheelbarrow Union in two of Liberia’s biggest commercial areas, Waterside and the Duala markets in Montserrado County.
At the donation held over the weekend in Duala and Waterside areas, Massa M. Dennis, acting senior manager for Mobile Money, said Lonestar Cell MTN, particularly its Mobile Money department, was delighted to reach out to them.
“Mobile Money department within Lonestar thinks about you, because you are providing valuable service to our people by making sure that their goods are safely delivered. Lonestar Cell is providing these wheelbarrows as way of applauding you for outstanding service to the marketers and the public at large,” Mrs. Dennis said.
She said in addition to wheel barrowers, the mobile operator will open mobile money accounts for all beneficiaries to ensure that they have easy access to saving their money without having to use the banking system.
“We want to encourage you to make maximum use of the mobile money account on your phone. Lonestar Cell also wants to ensure that you can transfer money to family members in and out of Monrovia without standing in line at various banks. The donation solely is intended to provide such great opportunity for the people of Liberia using mobile money,” she maintained.
Madam Dennis continued, “We want you to use this wisely and also believe that Lonestar cares about you and will continue to reach out to you and ensure that whatever the company can do to support your business is done.”
Madam Dennis said Lonestar also intend to reach out to other parts of the country to extend their support as well.
In remarks, Eddie Murphy, chief of operations, Wheelbarrow Union for Waterside Market, appreciated Lonestar “for thinking about us, because many people will not think about the common people, especially the grass-roots people. Today you left others and said, ‘I will extend my hand to the grass root people (wheelbarrow people), who are not empowered.’”