As part of it corporate social responsibility, a private security institution, the Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL) yesterday donated a consignment of cleaning tools and sanitary materials worth over US$5,000 to the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC).
The items include shovels, wheelbarrows, garbage bins, rain coats, hand gloves, chlorine and sanitizers, among others.
Presenting the items SEGAL Executive Gbawu Woiwor said the donation was to buttress the efforts of PCC management in improving sanitation conditions in Paynesville.
Mr. Woiwor, who presented the items on behalf of SEGAL’s General Manager Momo Cyrus, told the gathering mostly employees of SEGAL and PCC, “We’ve been observing the initiative by PCC to improve the sanitary conditions in the area; this is why we, as part of our responsibility, decided to identify with the corporation.”
“We will continue to identify with the corporation as the needs arise and if you are having any event contact us so that we can provide security,” Mr. Woiwor added.
Receiving the items, City Mayor Cyvette Gibson lauded SEGAL for the donation.
“We did not call upon you for this kind gesture, but instead, SEGAL found it necessary to contribute these items to our citizens as their way of buttressing our efforts,” Mayor Gibson said.
According to her, the items would be used by the PCC Waste and Sanitation department.
“The Waste and Sanitation Department because of their important role in keeping our community clean will use the tools and supplies to clean the city,” she said.
“Since we are in the post Ebola recovery, it is now time for us to maintain cleanliness in the municipality. A clean environment prevents the spread of diseases and builds a healthy society,” she noted.
In his intervention, SEGAL General Manager Cyrus said the donation did not in any way suggest that he was interested in any political office.
“We live in Paynesville and it behooves us to contribute toward the development of the community. And we do not have any political motive,” Cyrus said.
He concluded: “We are making money in the area and it is our responsibility to give back. We are providing security protection to banking institutions, non-governmental organizations, (NGO) and companies in Paynesville, so we have to make our impact felt in those areas.”