From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

AWOL Votes AFRICELL as the Best Telecommunications Company in Sierra Leone for 2011
By Edward Tommy
Jan 9, 2012, 18:37

Africell Mobile Company, one of the leading mobile companies in Sierra Leone has again bagged the All Works Of Life AWOL Prestigious National Achievement Award as the Best Telecommunications Company in the country for 2011. It means that Africell Mobile Company has won this enviable award three times in four years. Africell was awarded the Best Telecommunications Company in Sierra Leone in 2008 and in 2009. 

Reading the citations, the Master of Ceremonies (MC) of the 2011 Awards Ceremony, Mr. Nelson Streeter said in 2011, Africell performed many Corporate Social Responsibilities which included sponsorship of Africell Premier League 2011; Africell contributions to the construction of a school at Tokeh Village; Launching of the “I Love Sierra Leone, Na Wi Country” campaign for Sierra Leone 50th Anniversary Celebration.


Mr. Streeter noted that Africell also sponsored the “Friends of Africell in the Media” Football Gala and Carnival in celebration of the 50th Anniversary; Africell presentation of Free Toll Lines to Don Bosco Fambul; Presentation of scholarships to University of Makeni; Awarding scholarships to Shenge Boat Disaster beneficiaries; Beautification of Freetown Cotton tree; the Construction of the Modern Makeni Clock Tower; Supported the celebration of Midwives Day; Donation to the Wilberforce Community in celebrating Sierra Leone @ 50; Supported the Sierra Leone Red Cross in Celebrating the World Red Cross day at Lumley Beach. 

The MC of the ceremony also disclosed that Africell sponsored the Inter-Ministerial Football Gala 2011 that was won by the Ministry of Information and Communications; Sponsored CAVB Continental Beach Volleyball Tournament at Lumley Beach; The Biggest Ramadan Iftar was held at Attouga Mini Stadium during the month of Ramadan feeding over 7,000 people including the provincial towns and villages.


Africell donated 40 Million Leones to SLFA for Leone stars match Against South Africa; Sponsored SLAJ Biennial Conference 2011 in Kenem; Sponsored Ernest Bai Koroma Trophy 2011 in Makeni; Sponsored Regatta outing at Tokeh Village; Beautification of the City of Freetown during Independence and Christmas Celebrations; Supported Ma-degn Beach Festival 2011 at Lumley Beach; Supported SWASAL Sports Awards Night 2011; Sponsored Sierra Leone Musical Artists Album Launching (Succulent); Sponsored Miss Sierra Leone West Africa Beauty Pageant in Gambia; Supported Country Lodge Hotel Christmas Eve Party with International DJ and Sierra Leone’s number one DJ Laish; Supported Country Lodge Hotel New Year’s Eve Party with Super Star Rafic Khoueiry and International DJ, and Sponsored Day of African Child with Music Makers,” Mr. Streeter said.  Mr. Streeter also mentioned other vital contributions made by Africell in 2011. They included the Africell “Pick you Gentri” 400 + winners; Africell Valentine T.V. and Radio show 400 + winners; Africell “Gentri Na Wi Domot” for Freetown and “Money Na Wl Domot” for the Provinces. The 1000 + winners; Five Africell Hajj Packages; Launching of FREE 3G Services till 2012; (First time in Sierra Leone), Gentri with Africell Fada Krismes 500 + winners.


He stressed that for these above reasons Africell deserves the Best Telecommunications Company in Sierra Leone AWOL Award for 2011.

H.E President Koroma and V.P Sam Sumana at the Award Ceremony

Africell Staff posed with the Prestigious 2011 Best Telecommunication Company Award

Africell Staff with the Award

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