By Merit Ibe
In response to the humanitarian crisis caused by floods in certain parts of the country, the International Breweries Plc, a proud part of AB InBev, has made donations of relief materials to various affected communities in Onitsha and environs.
International Breweries Plc, the largest beer maker in the world with over 500 beer brands, made donations of materials worth millions of Naira to the victims of the flood disaster in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Some of the items were daily subsistent needs such as cartons of vegetable oil, cartons of noodles, branded bags of rice, malt cans, and cartons of spaghetti. The items were presented to the Camp Manager, Chinedu Okosa.
The Corporate Affairs Manager, Damian Igwe, said the company commiserates with the people and the Anambra State government on the loss of lives and properties.
“This is one of our corporate social responsibility interventions. The intention is to support the displaced persons in Ogbaru LGA through the donation of relief materials, majorly groceries. We are moved by the pain of the people and are only demonstrating the compassion that a socially responsible organisation should demonstrate at a time like this.”
The Plant Manager, Onitsha, Fidelis Igwe, noted that the Ogbaru Community has been a good host to the company, adding that the company saw it as its responsibility to support them during this trying period. “It is good we reciprocate the good gesture when it’s needed. We thought it important to give the community something to keep them going,” he said.
Receiving the items, Okosa, the Camp Manager commended Int’l Breweries for the gesture. He said all the flats of the two buildings donated by Chuchu Onyema, representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency had been fully occupied with about 1,046 displaced persons from 647 households.