Chi­nese firm do­nates to vul­ner­a­ble fam­i­lies

Lesotho Times - - News - Lim­pho Sello

THE Me­to­long com­mu­nity re­ceived a shot in the arm from Chi­nese firm Si­no­hy­dro Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited who do­nated blan­kets and clothes to sixty vul­ner­a­ble fam­i­lies in the area this week.

Si­no­hy­dro Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited was awarded the ten­der for the con­struc­tion of Me­to­long Dam and Raw wa­ter pump sta­tion by the Me­to­long Author­ity in 2012. The dam is key to meet­ing the do­mes­tic and in­dus­trial wa­ter re­quire­ments of Maseru City and the neigh­bour­ing towns of Mazenod, Morija, Roma and Tey­ateya­neng.

Si­no­hy­dro Act­ing Project Man­ager Li Shix­iong said the com­pany was moved by the plight of the fam­i­lies to make a pos­i­tive im­pact in their lives. He said the com­pany also wanted to re­cip­ro­cate the sup­port they had re­ceived from the com­mu­nity dur­ing the dam con­struc­tion.

“The fam­i­lies that re­ceived goods to­day are the most vul­ner­a­ble and were iden­ti­fied by the chief and com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor. It was only right that we give back,” Mr Shix­iong said dur­ing the han­dover cer­e­mony at Meto- long Pri­mary School.

“We do­nated to 20 fam­i­lies each in three vil­lages and that adds up to a to­tal of 60 fam­i­lies,” Mr Shix­iong said, adding that they had never for­got­ten the warm re­cep­tion the com­mu­nity gave them on their ar­rival five years ago.

“The lo­cal com­mu­nity wel­comed us and we worked very well to­gether. That is one of the rea­sons why we are giv­ing back. They were be­hind us all the way un­til the com­ple­tion of the dam,” Mr Shix­iong said.

He also said they would as­sist in im­prov­ing ed­u­ca­tion in the area by do­nat­ing a printer and com­puter to Me­to­long Pri­mary School.

A com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor Mr Pen­tše ex­pressed grat­i­tude for the good ges­ture, adding that the com­pany would be blessed as it stated in the Bi­ble.

“I thank the com­pany on be­half of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries. This is a huge ges­ture and we ap­pre­ci­ate your gen­eros­ity,” Mr Pen­tše said.

He also im­plored the rest of the com­mu­nity to re­joice with the re­cip­i­ents as it would have been im­pos­si­ble for the com­pany to do­nate to ev­ery­one.

The lo­cal com­mu­nity wel­comed us and we worked very well to­gether. That is one of the rea­sons why we are giv­ing back

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