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In Sierra Leone, Africell Invests US$300,000 to Beautify Cotton Tree
By Vidal Boltman
Dec 12, 2008, 17:22
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On Thursday 11th December 2008 at Mamba Point Restaurant at Wilberforce in western Freetown, the chief commercial officer of Africell, Joe Amara Bangali (Jnr.) said within just three years of operation in the country, the company has become one of the leading GSM providers in Sierra Leone.

In that regard, he said they have thought it fit to continue meeting their cooperate social responsibility, this time by lending support to the Freetown City Councils beautification initiative with the singular undertaking of reinventing the Freetown Cotton Tree, a treasured symbol of the capital city.

Mr. Bangali said when completed, the beautification project will immensely transform the city centre of Freetown. He however stated that the ongoing beautification project is by no means a form of advertisement as neither Africell logo nor their pre-eminent colours of orange going to be part of the deal.

He said it is the most experience beautification project ever undertaken by a corporate entity in Sierra Leone that will cost the company nothing less than UD$300,000.

The chief commercial officer said the beautification will include constructing a world class round about without modifying the natural state of the tree.


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