The commissioner of Johnsonville Township has praised RITCO Distillery Beverage Company for being a blessing to the people of Johnsonville in relation to community development since the company started operations in the area.
RITCO operates in Mount Barclay, Johnsonville Township, outside Monrovia.
Commissioner C. Oliver Vannie said his office together with the beverage company, RITCO, is working tirelessly to improve the life of residents in Johnsonville regarding infrastructure and other related projects which he sees as a blessing for the township.
He told reporters at his Johnsonville office that the company has always answered their call whenever it comes to the issue of development within the township.
Commissioner Vannie said the relationship between his office and RITCO is like a family, looking at the facts that they always engaged in community development together.
He told reporters that the company just dished out seven thousand United States dollars for community bridge construction, linking the main road to the car wash in Mount Barclay.
The Johnsonville commissioner disclosed that in addition to contributing to the construction of the bridge, the company has taken part in several other works within the various communities in the township of Johnsonville.
Commissioner Vannie, through his office, promised to use the money well, saying it is the only way the community will develop.
He called on stakeholders living in the township to work together for the good of all, saying that the central government cannot do everything.
Vannie, however, extended thanks and gratitude to the government for providing a good road network within his township.
He also thanked RITCO for its contribution, calling on the company to always feel free to engage the community whenever it comes to working together for the good of all.
On his part, Mr. Steven Collins, General manager of RITCO, said his company is happy to see such development going on in the township, saying it is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
Mr. Collins disclosed that his company has always been engaged with the community whenever it comes to issues of development, adding that the company has spent thousands of dollars toward rendering assistance in the area since it started operation in the township.
He told journalists that contributing to the construction of the bridge is a faith of reality, looking at the fact that they have been looking forward to it.
He said further that his office is always open to the township through the commissioner’s office to work as one people in developing the community.
He called on the citizens of Johnsonville, especially the Car Wash Community, to work together with the commissioner’s office in relation to their duties and responsibilities in creating the change.
Collins disclosed that his company over the years has employed a good number of sons and daughters of the community, looking at the fact that they come first when it comes to employment and other benefits from the company.
He extended his gratitude to the government and the peace-loving people of Liberia for the good working relationship enjoyed over the years.