Socfin Champions Education In Malen Chiefdom
Global Times SL - 17/09/2019
Socfin Agricultural Company Sierra Leone Limited has continued to spearhead the course of academic education in Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun District in fulfillment of President Bio’s aspiration to once more make Sierra Leone the Athen of West Africa.
In view of the foregoing, Socfin has from 2014 to 2020 academic school year spent the sum total of one hundred and two million Leones in awarding scholarships to 252 successful BECE candidates drawn from Malen Junior Secondary.
Similarly, Socfin has constructed modern school buildings with four classrooms with offices in Sinjoe, Mallay, Bendu, Kotumahun of recent whilst additional buildings are now been built to upgrade Malen Junior to the status of a Senior Secondary school soonest .
Speaking at a special ceremony held on Friday September 13 in Sahn Malen, Chiefdom Speaker, SR Moiguah started by referring to Hon PC BVS Kebbie as a great leader with the correct vision.
The Chiefdom Speaker further lavished praises on Socfin for leaving up to its CSR in the areas of academic education, road works, providing health facilities, cultivating Boli and IVS rice farms, providing Micro credits to boost petty traders , payments of local taxes , besides employment of closed to four thousand people mostly youths , contributing to the country’s GDP amongst many others.
The Chiefdom Speaker in turn encouraged all stakeholders including true land owners to continue to comply with Socfin for an all out win-win situation which the Speaker said is already envisaged.
Making their contributions, both the Liaison Manager Mr Joseph Belmoh and Mr. EC Kuyateh called on students and parents to make proper use of the opportunities brought at the door step of successful candidates for past years
The two in turn outlined the criteria which they stated must be strictly followed with the view of providing quality education in and beyond the Chiefdom.
Earlier, the General Manager, Mr. Philip Tonks reassured all of Socfin’s continued support and fulfillment of the company’s responsibility to Landowners, local chiefs, Pujehun District Council, and of couse the government of President Bio as usual.
Various statements by respective stakeholders were made mostly in praise of Socfin while those of the security sector once more emphasised the need for stability.
For their parts, various parents, students and school authorities thanked Socfin for a job well done, while promising to live up to expectation.
Meanwhile, the sum of Le13,500,000 (Thirteen million five hundred thousand Leones) was handed over to continuing success BECE candidates attending various Senior Secondary Schools.
Photos of modern Primary school buildings constructed in Mallay ,Bendu, Kotumahun and Sinjo while another advance model is under construction in Sahn Township to help upgrade Malen Junior Secondary school into a Senior Secondary school status