By Nathan Atiluk
China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Uganda, has donated a variety of basic needs to SOS Children’s Village in Entebbe Municipality, in an effort to improve the welfare of vulnerable children in Uganda.
The items which include; assorted food stuff, mattresses, mosquito nets and scholastic materials were handed over by CCCC to SOS CV Entebbe on Wednesday. The handover ceremony was graced by His Worship the Deputy Mayor of Entebbe Municipality., Mr. Richard Ssekyundwa.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Mr. Joseph Zheng Biao, the Ag. Country Manager CCCC Uganda noted that the company offered support to the children, as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme through which it delivers social value to the communities in which it operates.
“At CCCC, our mission is to build a connected world, by constructing world-class transport infrastructure including; roads, railways, and bridges. This mission, however, cannot be complete without society and people. We are here today because we believe people deserve to live in the best conditions of life to achieve their full potential. The humble contribution we are making today, is, therefore, towards the good welfare of the Children in this Village. It is also a testament to CCCC’s commitment to the people of Uganda and a win-win relationship,” said Mr. Biao.
CCCC Uganda is undertaking the construction of the 51.4KM kilometer Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, as well as expanding the current Entebbe International Airport, to make it a world-class and competitive international airport.
Receiving the items, Mr. Apenya Louis, the Program Director also representing the National Director, SOS Children’s Village Uganda, commended CCCC for the good gesture extended to the children. “I wish to express our sincere gratitude to CCCC for the support to SOS. These donations will go a long way in supporting the children under our care. We highly commend CCCC for extending a helping hand of friendship to the cause of children in Ugandan. In fact, apart from building a network of roads in Uganda, you have also contributed to becoming part of the effort to ensure the roads are in future used by a productive population of Ugandans.