Comium Makes Donation to the Christian Association
of the Blind
By: Lewis K. Glay
Mr. Ukaily said as a company, Comium will participate in addressing some of the country’s social responsibilities because according to him, “Liberia needs help more than any other country.”
He noted that Comium’s belief is to invest and share its profit with whomever in need of help. “We have done it elsewhere,” Mr. Ukaily said.
The Comium boss made these statements recently at the Christian Association of the Blind (CAB), compound in Sinkor, when he donated over three thousand United States dollars to the CAB family on humanitarian ground. “I feel that I belong here,” he told the blind community.
He said the company initially faced difficulties, but “little by little we are enjoying it and the Comium family is extending and we will donate to many events in the future,” Mr. Ukaily indicated.
For his part, CAB President, Beyan Korta, commended Comium Management for coming to the aid of the blind and termed the move as that which has made them (blind) to be part and parcel of Comium in Liberia.
Mr. Korta said other companies that had operated in the country for “rock
of ages” have not done anything for the blind like what Comium has
done and the gesture was an extension of the company to all Liberians including
He noted that communication being an important asset to the changing reality of life in the world, Comium presence in the country symbolically indicates that Liberia’s connection to the outside world has reached an advanced stage.
Mr. Korta then recommended to the company to introduce a system wherein communication will be accessible to the blind people thereby bridging the gap between ordinary people and those of the blind. “We are going out with you through out the length and breadth of this country,” he assured Comium of the blind’s determination to be part of the company.
He lauded Mr. Oscar Cooper for being instrumental in ensuring that Comium
identifies with the blind at such a difficult time when even the physically
fit hardly afford daily meal due to economic hardship.
NIC Chairman Roosevelt Quiah and Deputy Minister of Lands, Mines & Energy, Amos B. Lincoln, who graced the Comium’s donation praised the management for its thoughtfulness in identifying with the less fortunate.