BMMI donates $100,000 to Somalia drive
Manama, August 21, 2011
Bahrain-based BMMI, a major marketing and logistics group, has donated $100,000 towards an initiative to help the drought and hunger-stricken people of Somalia.
The BH4Somalia charity campaign, a campaign launched by the Information Affairs Authority (IAA), has so far raised more than BD1 million ($2.65 million), a statement said.
Ammar Aqeel, BMMI chief financial officer and Salah Al Haiki, BMMI Group administration manager presented the check to Mohammed Shaikh, IAA head of Finance and Fatima Jassim Al Thawadi, IAA development consultant, at the Ministry of Information offices.
“This initiative has been a huge success, attracting a phenomenal response not only from corporate entities in Bahrain and the Middle East, but also from individuals as far off as the US and UK,” said Al Thawadi.
“I sincerely hope that this effort will go a long way in making a difference in the lives of the Somali people during the Holy month of Ramadan.”
Yasmin Hussain, Corporate Social Responsibility executive at BMMI, said: “It is an honour for us to be able to support this noble endeavour and give back to Africa, where BMMI operates from several locations.”
“We take our role as a responsible corporate citizen very seriously and are committed to making a difference wherever possible. It is our hope that more organizations will recognise the pressing need to be globally responsible so as to ensure we have a sustainable future.” – TradeArabia News Service