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HPB Industries presents food-stuff to Kembujeh Ward

Apr 24, 2020, 12:24 PM

Kembujeh Ward Councilor, Alieu K Darboe, Thursday received a donation of food items, worth D10, 000 from HPB Industries limited, an Indian manufacturing company specializing in processing, manufacturing and supplying of timber, cashew nuts and pavement of bricks in Kembujeh.

The items, which include 5-bags of rice, 2-bags of sugar and 3-gallons of 20-liter oil, are for onward delivery to the people of his ward.

Director of HPB Industries limited, Hitesh Bhudia said sharing with the people is part of fulfilling their corporate social responsibility and mandate as a company.

He noted that supporting the grass root communities in any form of humanity is paramount, saying his company would continue working in partnership with the Councilor of the area towards the development of the Ward.

“We are very grateful to receive our councilor today not only to receive the items, but also to formally met with him and interact as our local representative,” he said.

In receiving the items, Councilor Alieu K Darboe lauded the gesture, noting that the move has once again manifested to him that HPB company is a genuine partner and trustworthy.

“I am indeed indebted to the company under the leadership of Mr Hitesh Bhudia, as he and his team have shown real generosity to the people of my ward and beyond,” he said.

Councilor Darboe further tasked other companies operating within the ward to emulate the HPB, emphasizing that it is not just a generosity, but a law as it is stated under the terms and conditions of the license allocated to companies to also support communities as fulfillment of their corporate social responsibility.

In a separate development, one Mr Jagana of another timber company in Kembujeh also handed over D3000 to Councilor Darboe to support his people in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

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