The Managing Director of Mercury International, Martin Michael has disclosed that the sum of over Five Billion Leones (Le5, 000,000,000) will be spent by Mercury for the construction of schools across the country.
This was made known by the Managing Director of Mercury International during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the construction of Mercury Funded Government All Girls Secondary School Port Loko.
Martin Michael maintained that discussions on the construction of Ninety (90) classrooms or schools equivalent to it between Mercury and the government of Sierra Leone started sometimes back but became stalled due to reasons beyond their control which has now been restored by the current Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Dr. Moinina Sengeh.
“Through his enthusiasm and ambition to see these classrooms or schools constructed and concluded, coupled with the desire of Mercury International to ensure our promise becomes reality, working together sometimes through the weekend, supported by the dedication of our architect and consultant, Ideas Limited,” MD Michael stated.
He confirmed that they are signing the MOU for the construction of the first All Girls School in Port Loko noting that Port Loko was selected as the first recipient of the project in order to fulfil the promise made by President Bio to the people of Port Loko.
He noted that the school will be ready for use by September of this year.
The MD also launched the Mercury International Responsible Gaming Campaign which is tagged as Stay In Control.
He stated that as an established brand, they take Responsible Gaming seriously hence their emphasis on the stay in control mechanism.
He explained that the Stay In Control sends a clear message that the Mercury Gaming is prohibited for people below the age of Eighteen (18) years.
He also warned that people should not consider betting as a means of making money but as a game of having fun.