Engen gives M100 000 to Morija Fest

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engenBy ‘Mathabana Kotelo

MASERU — Engen Lesotho, a leading supplier of refined petroleum products and convenience services, has contributed R100 000 towards the Mountain Kingdom’s annual Morija Arts & Cultural Festival.

Engen Lesotho’s managing director Theodore Motsarapane Molapo said Engen, whose history in the country dates back to 1958, is a proud contributor to corporate social responsibility causes in Lesotho and throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

“Engen Lesotho prides itself in doing sustainable business throughout its operations.

“We work hard to promote the health and safety as well as the educational, environmental and cultural well-being of the communities that we touch in the course of our business.”

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 15th installment of the Morija Arts and Cultural festival, Molapo said Engen had for a long time been a good corporate citizen of Lesotho which takes pride in continuously creating new jobs and opportunities.

He said it was only fitting that Engen supports the festival which showcases talent and potential among the Basotho nation which has for years given the company a lot of support.

“Our contribution to this festival is just one part of our commitment to live up to our brand promise: With Us You Are Number One”, said Molapo.

“Engen is an African company and the economy and support of Basotho and the government have allowed us to enjoy sustained success as the oil company of choice in Lesotho”, he added.

Engen Lesotho remains a market leader in the industry and has seen remarkable growth following its acquisition of Shell Lesotho in 2008.

Its long-standing success, Molapo said, can be attributed to “excellent and superior service, quality products and brand.”

Molapo, in closing, stressed the importance of private sector involvement in events of this nature that celebrate national heritage and highlight the collaborated effort of business, NGOs and the government to enhance tourism, education, innovation and sustainable development in Lesotho.

The Morija Arts & Cultural Festival is set in the picturesque village of Morija, south of the capital Maseru. Through its celebration of culture, arts, crafts and music, the 2013 festival will honour His Majesty King Letsie III as he celebrates his 50th Birthday.

 

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