Locals who received this year’s (July 26) Independence Day gift packages have commended the management of the Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC), the Margibi County LINA correspondent has reported.
“We want to tell the SRC management thanks so much for identifying with us at all times, especially during festive seasons,” said David Cooper and Massa Sackie, who were among many other locals that received the Independence Day Gift packages the SRC’s management distributed.
“When the management continues with the community people like this, we will not have any reason to sit by, and see criminal-minded individuals steal the company’s assets, but to provide protection for those properties so that the company can further provide employment opportunities for us,” the beneficiaries assured the management.
Nyanka Town Chief recalled how SRC’s first general manager Bosser Van, built a house in the town in 1957 when he came to establish the company and that house is still there today.
Many of the locals that benefited from the company’s July 26 gifts were happy that they promised to protect the company’s assets at all times. SRC’s Community Liaison Officer, Oldman Kollie also assured the locals of the company’s commitment to uplift the lives of the residents.
Kollie said the long-held negative notion that SRC management was not doing anything for the people living within its concession area was far from the truth. He said the company has demonstrated its commitment to the community over the years by identifying with them during all festive seasons.
He said despite all of the hardships the company is faced with, it remains committed to honoring its promises under the Corporate Social Responsibility to complementing government’s pro-poor agenda to improve the livelihood of the locals.
The Human Resource Manager Jallah G. Mensah assured the residents of the management’s willingness to prioritize the employment of citizens within the locality as the activities of the company improves in the coming years. He added that the empowerment of the locals is very paramount to SRC.
“The SRC will ensure that the locals’ lives are improved as soon as things get much better. Over 120 bags of rice were distributed to over 70 family heads within the SRC’s concession area,” Mensah said.