UCI Donates Rice, Sanitary Materials To Selected Communities, Groups As Contribution Towards Fight Against COVID-19
Monrovia – One of Liberia’s leading rice importers, United Commodities Incorporated (UCI), in its bid to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Liberia has donated food and non-food items to selected communities and institutions.
UCI, represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Anwar Ezeddine, donated dozens of prevention buckets with faucets, soap, hand sanitizers, rice and assorted food materials and cash to residents of Districts #10, 13 and 15 in Montserrado County, as well as communities in Bomi and Grand Gedeh Counties.
The donation followed series of stringent measures put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Liberia.
Some of these measures include the call for regular hand washing and the ban on large gathering, as well as stay home order placed on non-essential workers in Montserrado and Margibi Counties.
This has led to complaints from many everyday Liberians who commutes back and forth on a daily basis in to make ends meet.
Mr. Anwar Ezzeddine said the donations to communities across Liberia is the company’s way of fulfilling its corporate and social responsibilities while identifying with those in need. especially during this critical period.
“The deadly Coronavirus is taking a toll on everyone and every nation in the world. It is our responsibility as businesses to identify with the Liberian community during this time,” Mr. Ezzedine said.
The United Commodities Incorporated has been a major rice trading entity in Liberia with a solid network of international and local partners since 2009.
Founded in 2008, UCI is an international soft commodities trading company with its headquarters in Monrovia, the Liberian Capital.
The company, in a statement said, it has an extensive knowledge of market in Liberia and other neighboring countries.
According to UCI’s CEO, the goal is to remain a major rice trader in Liberia and other countries of the Mano River Union, with its long-term vision to maintain an active involvement in rice production, processing and trading in Africa.
UCI’s vision, he added, is to establish a company that forges close bonds with main suppliers and offers quality goods at affordable prices.
“This lays the foundation for our business code of conduct, close collaboration, exchange of information and transparency, risk management, allocation and shared growth.”
With an annual production of more than 450 million tons, rice is the world’s most important cereal for human nutrition. Rice trading has a worldwide volume in excess of 30 million tons a year.
Product selection, inspection and monitoring are paramount so that end customers receive a quality product at an affordable price, the UCI CEO said.
Meanwhile, as a player in the market for a number of years, UCI is now becoming a major sugar trader on the Liberian and Sierra Leonean markets.
The company, in a statement issued said, this is a significant market as Africa imports some 3.3 million tons of brown sugar and 4.3 million tons of white sugar each year.
According to the management, UCI sources the product principally from the leading suppliers in the world, taking advantage of its network to expand into new source markets and increase its competitive edge.
United Commodities’ goal is to extend its business relationships in Africa, in order to become an unparalleled sugar trader on the continent, the company added.