Digicel gives $2M to aid PSC flood relief efforts


The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Thursday received a donation of $2 million from Digicel Guyana to aid its ongoing countrywide flood relief efforts as communities attempt to recover from the disaster.

The cheque was presented to the Chairman of the PSC, Paul Cheong, by Digicel’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Simone Pierre, at the PSC’s Water Loo Street Office.

Pierre, in brief remarks, underscored the company’s support for its customers who have been affected by the flooding.

“We stand committed to providing support to the government, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), and entities such as the Private Sector Commission.

“We also want our customers to know that we’re there with them,” she continued.

Only on Monday, Pierre detailed, the company donated more than $20 million in credit to ensure that its customers stay connected with family members during this period.

“We want to also assure them that we’re doing everything in our power to ensure that connectivity is maintained in those areas,” the CCO said.

Meanwhile, the PSC Chairman in his remarks lauded Digicel for their donation and urged other organisations to lend a hand.

“All of Guyana needs to come together to assist our brothers and sisters who are suffering at this time. This is a time when we should be in survival mode because when we look at the news, and the pictures we see from those areas, people are suffering.

“I’m happy that Digicel has come out and has contributed to this effort, and we look forward to more contribution from other private organizations because this has to be a country-wide effort to help our sisters and brothers in need,” he remarked.

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