BY BAMIDELE FAMOOFO
Enageed Resource Limited, a Sahara Group Company, has initiated free healthcare, ICT training and capacity building programmes for residents of Ajoki, in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State to bolster sustainable development in the community.
No fewer than 600 Ajoki residents and their dependents are expected to benefit from the project which reinforces Enageed’s commitment to seamless host community relations that promotes economic development, health and safety, and environmental sustainability.
The project flagged off with sessions aimed at giving residents foundational knowledge on how to improve their various skill sets, pursue self-development goals, personal financing, and business registration.
Speaking during the capacity development initiative, Henry Menkiti, Chief Operating Officer of the company, said Enageed, a sister company of Asharami Energy, had invested in the sustainability of its processes and operations to ensure the safety of residents and facilities in keeping with global standards.
Menkiti said this has been instrumental to cordial relations and economic growth in Ajoki and its environs.
His words: “Enageed developed the new initiative to improve the capacity of local community contractors and set their businesses on a steady growth and expansion pedestal. We are proud of our collaboration with our host communities across all our locations where Enageed is deeply rooted as a proud member and stakeholder.”
Menkiti explained that the theme “Connecting our Communities to Endless Opportunities” reaffirms Enageed’s position that building human and social capital is a never-ending act and is integral to strategic community investments.
Frank Emeruwa, Head of Supply Chain Management, further noted that the company’s commitment to promoting healthy communities is driving the free medical screening sessions for members of the community.
“Enageed is unwavering in its commitment to the safety and health of its employees and host communities. We are hopeful that this session will enlighten the community on how to stay healthy and provide relief for people requiring eye care interventions and other basic health challenges,” he said.
Esther Koma, the community woman leader, was extremely grateful to the company for the medical outreach particularly for the elderly. She asserted that the treatment she received was very beneficial to her and would enable her carry out her daily duties with ease. Similarly, Michael Ukuyon, the community Youth Leader and entrepreneur confessed that the event significantly improved his computer skills and would help him transact his business in line with global standards.