The Administration of the United Methodist University (UMU) has commended the management of the Cavalla Rubber Corporation for a check presented recently to the University in the amount of over $88,000 for support to the Agriculture College of the UMU.
In a formal letter of appreciation to the company under the signature of Mr. Johnson Gwaikolo, Interim President of the UMU, the Administration states “we express our thanks and appreciation to you and the entire management of the Cavalla Rubber Corporation for the kind gesture rendered the United Methodist University, especially the College of Agriculture”
Interim President Gwaikolo noted that the contribution of the Company exemplifies to students of the University the goodness and integrity of the Company, adding, “Your contribution will help enrollment in the Agriculture College.”
Making the presentation on behalf of the Company, Cur. John SaahNyumah, Government Affairs Consultant and In-House Legal Counselor, said the funds presented to the UM is align with the Company’s corporate social responsibility to the UMU, especially to the students enroll in the Agriculture College.
Cllr. Nyumah explained further that the amount of the check represents a retroactive payment covering the period of four years of an annual payment based on provision of the concession agreement signed by the Company. “The Agreement requires the Cavalla Rubber Corporation to provide an amount of USD$20,000 on an annual basis to the Agriculture College of the United Methodist University in Sinoe County for scholarships, educational and financial support for students at that University, “he emphasized.
He added that in order to implement “our corporate social responsibility initiatives, the. Company meticulously follows the basic principles which include fostering a sustainable environment, preserving public welfare and enhancing full disclosure of corporate social responsibility information, which we are demonstrating here today in the general public
Cllr. Nyumah explained further that the contribution is a clear manifestation and demonstration of the Company’s commitment in fulfilling the Company’s corporate social responsibility in keeping with the Concession Agreement. “It is our hope that the contribution will be used for the intended purpose and students will take advantage of the opportunity in furthering their education, “he concluded.
Receiving the check on behalf of the UMU, the Bishop of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, commended the company for the gesture and assured that the funds will be used to enhance educational opportunities for students desiring of pursuing a degree in Agriculture to enhance food security in Liberia.
Bishop Innis, who is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ur\IU, reiterated the commitment of the United Methodist Church to providing quality education and training future leaders of Liberia through its many academic disciplines being offered at the UMU and academic institutions of the church being operated throughout Liberia
Others present at the presentation ceremony include senior management staff and students representatives of the UMU as well as members of the media.