- Published on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:39
- Written by The News
The National Charcoal Union of Liberia (NACUL) on Tuesday dedicated its offices on Du-port Road in Paynesville, Monrovia.
NACUL is an umbrella organization of charcoal producers and sellers in the country. The value of the union’s office was put at US$ 20, 000.
Buchanan Renewable Fuel (BRF) provided 75 percent of the fund, while the NACUL and other donors provided 25 percent for the project.
Buchanan Renewable Fuel Vice President for Administration Mardia Shands said the funds provided is part of BRF cooperate social responsibility.
She said BRF was happy and proud to contribute to the construction of NACUL’s offices and said the organization can now be located.
NACUL President George Weamie lauded BRE for supporting its office project and indicated that the construction has bridged a major capacity gap that has existed at the institution.
Mr. Weamie described BRF funding as a leap step, which also highlighted the capacity needs of members of the charcoal union.
He noted that BRF has demonstrated a true spirit of cooperate social responsibility by funding its headquarters’ project.
Weamie also stressed the need for collaboration that would sustain the country’s traditional energy source (charcoal).
He lauded partners like Green Advocates International, Forestry Development Authority (FDA), charcoal producers and sellers for contributing to the construction of the union’s headquarters.
According to Mr. Weamie, Green Advocates International, FDA, Charcoal producers and sellers contributed significant funding towards the construction of the union’s office.
“We are proud of your support. We like to urge you that this is not the end, but the beginning. We like to let you know that there are enormous challenges ahead,” Mr. Weamie.
The dedication of the charcoal union office attracted several charcoal producers and sellers, personalities from the European Union (EU), FDA and other institutions.
During the program, BRF Manager, and the Public Affairs Director Momolu Vannie were gowned by the charcoal union for their contribution to the headquarters project.