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STATEMENT BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR – MR WILLY NGANA ON THE HANDING OVER OF 1ST INSTALLMENT OF HAF WELLINGTON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE PROJECT

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Mr. Chairman, Honourable Member of Parliament, Councilors here present, Representative of the District Medical Officer -Western Area,Elders of Wellington Community, Members of the press. Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, all Protocols observed. On behalf of Management and staff of Sierra Leone Brewery and the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation, I welcome you once again to this august gathering. HEINEKEN Africa Foundation (HAF), one of thestrategic arms of HEINEKEN International supports local communities with identified need in Africa with a focus on Water and Health in the communities where they operate. This is of course not the first project supported by HEINEKEN Africa Foundation in Wellington;in 2011 we provided a brand new ambulance,computer, maternity bed and other accessories for this same Hospital costing over Le331 Million. HEINEKEN Africa Foundation has also funded the Well Woman Clinic since 2010 and then 2013 with Ultra Sound prenatal equipment and the outreach PREPO project including an ambulance which now covers Bo, Makeni and Kenema. The new project cost was over Le. 1.25 Billion in three years. Between 2011 and 2013 HEINEKEN Africa Foundation provided Le. 1.6 Billion to the Yele Hospital in Tonkolili District through the Lion Heart Foundation. This is a manifestation that as partners for growth Sierra Leone Brewery Limited has once again fulfilled its commitments to the community in which we operate our business. As part of the Community Development Action Plan and as a very strong part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and as operating company of HEINEKEN International, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited and HEINEKEN Africa Foundation will today hand-over the first installment payment for the Expansion and Rehabilitation project of the Wellington Community Health Centre worth Le257 million which is part of the Le557 million project. At this time of the ravaging effects of this EBOLA scourge and also in complementing the government’s effort in improving health care services in the country, we believe that this support is very timely in upgrading the medical facilities available in this community to cater for the sick and people who are in need of urgent medical attention. The focus of this six month project is to expand and rehabilitate this medical facility to include additional space for admission, surgery and even staff quarters. It is with pleasure that I now hand over this first installment funds for the use of expanding and rehabilitating the Health Centre to the Management Committee through the District Medical Officer. HEINEKEN Africa Foundation will demand periodic and detailed reports as to the progress of the project. I wish you all success! Long Live the People Wellington, Long live the people of Sierra Leone and God Bless you all Thank you. W A Ngana 12 September 2014

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