As Sierra Leoneans count the days to Easter and the country’s independence, a season of great celebration and pride, the country’s leading brewer, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL), is poised to provide its numerous customers with adequate supply of their favourite drinks.
All sectors of society will have their preferred choice of drinks as the company has massively produced the different varieties of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and these are being stocked by the various distributors across the country.
No shortage of its products will happen throughout this season, is the assurance the company has given.
With its investments in latest technology, which has contributed to a marked improvement on the quality and quantity of its products, the company has been rated as one of the most progressive business entities in the country, making positive contributions to overall national development and impacting meaningfully on the lives of Sierra Leoneans within different age brackets.
These investments have seen more demand for raw materials, thereby increasing the production of Sorghum and encouraging the growth of the farmer association, as a result of the financial benefits they get from their work.
In different parts of the provinces, there are farmers who grow sorghum and the company is in close relationship with them, to the extent of continuously empowering them through trainings and inputs.
These sorghum farmers, who are over 25,000 in number, are steadily supplying the Brewery with the raw material and by so doing, they are becoming financially solvent.
As a matter of fact, these farmers are well organized, being one of the successful farmer groups under the umbrella of an effective association.
SLBL can now boast of having increased fermentation tanks, of recently upgrading its waste water treatment plant, mash filter equipment and cooling plants, putting it on a better stead to produce qualitative and safe beverages, which many have confessed are of high standards.
With regards rolling out its social responsibilities the Brewery has been assisting in various fronts, particularly within the areas of facilitating the provision of facilities to beef up the health and education sectors, promoting sports, community interactions and enhancing Water, Sanitation, as well as hygiene in the Wellington Industrial Area where it is located. All these, it has been established, are very vital in improving standards of living and many have commended the company for effectively giving support in those directions.
To many the name Brewery is synonymous with the Local Content Policy, which is geared towards making use of appropriate local technology, produce and available skills, knowledge and talents. For the company, it is prudently considered economical to make use of home grown sorghum, an important ingredient that is good for utilization in producing some of its favourite drinks.
The Sierra Leone Brewery Limited is regarded to be very tax compliant and that is contributing towards local revenue mobilization, which is helping the Government to have the financial muscle to fund different development programs.
For accomplishing such feats, SLBL is held in high esteem both nationally and internationally.
The company’s latest venture, the production of its beverages in cans, has been interpreted as a clear manifestation of its pro-activeness to expand, provide job opportunities and give utmost satisfaction.