By Foday Moriba Conteh
With a view to contribute to enhance safety and security in their operational area, Bolloré Transport and Logistics has on Thursday 15th April, 2021 donated building materials, assorted electrical materials and assorted plumbing materials worth millions of Leones to the Sierra Leone Police Force for the construction of a Police Post within the Moa Wharf community in the East End of Freetown. The handing over ceremony took place at the company’s Queen Elizabeth II Quay Office at Cline Town in Freetown.
Handing over the items on behalf of the company, Head of Communications/Public Relations, Bolloré Transport and Logistics Gassimu S. Fofana revealed that the move by the company is geared towards contributing to enhance safety and security.
He said just as they have helped in building a new Police Post for the Sea Side Community and the renovation of the Ross Road Police Station they are now replicating the same for Moa Wharf, furthering that the Police Post will be right in the middle of the community to ensure that police personnel are able to cover significant areas when it comes to preventing and investigating crime.
He disclosed how some time ago they received a request to support in the construction of the Police Post at the Moa Wharf community in order to help in curtailing the occurrence of crime in the community disclosing that as a responsible company that believes in honouring its Corporate Social Responsibility they decided to respond to the request of the residents within the shortest possible time.
He said the donated items include Two hundred bags of cement, assorted electrical materials, assorted plumbing materials, doors, windows, paints etc.
Receiving the items, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Ansumana Conteh, on behalf of the Inspector General of Police and the Regional Commander of the Ross Road Police Division expressed gratitude to Bolloré Transport and Logistics in answering to their call by supporting them to construct the said Police Post at the Moa Wharf community in order to have Police presence within the community at all times which he said is very key in any given society.
He said Bolloré as a company needs proper security in their operational areas further stating that such a gesture by the company is a laudable venture in terms of strengthening the security in that locality.
Chairman of Moa Wharf community, Abubakarr Barrie, described the donation as very important towards enhancing safety and security in their community, adding that over the years there had been a lot of constraints in terms of security within the community due to the unavailability of a Police Post but said he is of the strong conviction that with the Police Post built those challenges will become things of the past.
He said they as community stakeholders have been working with the Eastern Police Division and that he is currently serving as the Chairman of the Local Police Partnership Board at the Eastern Police Division, furthering that they have been working towards the security and safety of the community.
He commended Bolloré Transport and Logistics for the donated items and assured all that the construction of the Police Post at Moa Wharf will commence as soon as possible.