CNOOC has handed over assorted items worth $10,000 to Hoima District authorities to assist them in fighting the cholera epidemic. Speaking at the handover ceremony in Hoima, Mr. David Byaruhanga, the CNOOC Community Relations Manager, said that as a good partner; the Company found it necessary to contribute to the efforts of District in fighting the Cholera epidemic.
Earlier in the day the Company also donated assorted medicines and supplies to Buhuka health Centre III in Kyangwali Sub County Hoima District to help in Cholera treatment. The RDC Hoima District Mr Isaac Kawooya who was the Chief Guest appreciated the role Oil Companies are playing in the development of the Country.
He appreciated CNOOC Uganda’s CSR initiatives in health as this will ensure that the communities within their area of operation live in good health. The RDC called upon the host communities to support operations of CNOOC Uganda Limited as it has demonstrated that it’s a good neighbor, he further encouraged CNOOC to engage his office whenever they encounter challenges in their area of operation.
Mr Williams Byakagaba, the District Planner who represented the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Hoima District appreciated the role of development partners like CNOOC Uganda in supporting the district in various causes and asked them to continue with the same spirit.
The Community members through their representative thanked CNOOC Uganda Limited for extending a helping hand to their Health Center as the donation will go a long way in addressing the cholera epidemic.
They appreciated CNOOC Uganda Limited for always extending support to them which demonstrated their commitment to the good neighbor philosophy of the Company. CNOOC Uganda Limited is the operator of King Fisher Oil fields in Kyangwali Hoima District.
The company has partnered with the District on various initiatives such as the Best Performers Award where 240 candidates at Primary, Ordinary level and advanced level have been rewarded for exceptional performance in examinations since 2012.
The company has also sponsored 70 students to undertake vocational skills training in various trades in Hoima district. In addition 2 students from Hoima District are undertaking petroleum studies at a Chinese University as part of capacity building of the host communities.
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