By Ugochukwu Alaribe
ABA—A Chinese Company, Inner Galaxy Group, operating in Umuaghala, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, has donated bags of rice, cartons of cooking oil and other items to the community. Other items donated include cartons of exercise books, school bags, football, among others.
Speaking at the occasion, Managing Director of Inner Galaxy Group, Mr. Zhang Hong Ming, said the donations were part of the social responsibility of the company in appreciation of the support of its host community, adding that it is committed to developing the community through the provision of social amenities and employment opportun0-ities.
He disclosed that since the company which produces steel, was set up in 2015, it has had a smooth working relationship with the host community, leading to the provision of social and employment opportunities.
Traditional ruler of Umunneato autonomous community, Ukwa West council, Eze Tunde Ihemere, commended the company for the gesture and prayed for the sustenance of the harmonious relationship existing between the company and the community.
“If you continue with this gesture, you won’t have a problem with the community. People only agitate when things are not going well. The relationship has been cordial. We appeal for regular interaction between the company and the community. If there are areas of concern, always consult your host community, there are stakeholders who will ensure peace,” the monarch said.
In their separate speeches, immediate past Commissioner for Urban Planning, Chief Ebo Ihekworome-Okorie and the Chairman, Ukwa West council area, Mr. Goodluck Nwobiwe, enjoined the community to consider the company as partners pursuing the same goal of economic development, stressing that the state government is committed to providing a conducive environment for investments to thrive.