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WACT donates teachers’ quarters, waste disposal skips to communities

The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Onne, Nigeria’s most efficient gateway to markets outside Lagos, has donated 10 units of self-contained apartments for use as teachers’ quarters to Ogu Town in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The company also donated 20 waste disposal skips to Onne community, Rivers State.

Aamir Mirza, managing director of WACT, said the donations were part of the terminal operator’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

“Onne and Ogu communities have been very supportive to the growth of WACT, not only in providing quality staff but also in resolving issues,” said Mirza, who was represented by Lewis Sarpong, WACT’s chief financial officer, during the donation last Wednesday.

On the teachers’ quarters, he said WACT built the accommodation to ensure that teachers that were posted to Ogu have good accommodation.

“When the teacher is sound, he goes to the classroom happy and able to impact knowledge into the children. We need teachers that come to this place to feel comfortable,” he said.

Handing over the waste disposal skips, Mirza said the 20 skips will help to tackle waste disposal and promote environmental cleanliness. “We are handing over 20 skips paid for by WACT to the community so that the community can place them at strategic locations to manage waste.”

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Appreciating WACT, King Nicholas Dickson Ibiebele Niminebo Loko IX, the Amanyanabo of Ogu Kingdom, said the new building will be of tremendous help to the community and serve as a boost to the educational system in the area.

King Dennis Osaronu, the paramount ruler of the Onne, said WACT has demonstrated a high sense of responsibility by providing waste disposal skips to the community. “If these skips are properly used, we shall notice a few cases of cholera in the community because the refuse will be disposed of accordingly.

 “There are some communities and LGAs that don’t have single skip but today, we have 20,” said Osaronu, who was represented by S.N Jiala, chairman, Council of Chiefs.

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