The leading telecommunication company in Sierra Leone Orange SL Limited on 3rd March 2022 under the leadership of its CEO, Madam Aminata Kane Ndiaye officially unveiled their ultra-modern headquarter at Hill Station in Freetown.

Delivering the welcome address, the Head of Human Resource of Orange SL Agnes Songai said the event is historic to Orange Sierra Leone. She expressed her thanks and appreciation to the outgoing Chief Executive Officer of Orange Mobile Company for her exemplary leadership in transforming the company and facilitating the construction of their ultra-modern edifice.

She commended the outgoing Chief Executive Officer of Orange SL for providing the staff with the requisite working environment to execute their jobs without hindrance.

One of the oldest staff of Orange Sierra Leone, Victoria Elba expressed her gratitude to the Chief Executive Officer of Orange for undertaking the needed reforms of the company. She said that for over 20 years, they were scattered all over the place. She said that they can now boast of an ultra-modern working place. “Kudos madam Aminata,” she said.

Chairman of Telecommunication Committee in Parliament, Honorable Boston Munda thanked the Aminata Kane for supporting the growth and development aspirations of the company, adding that as Members of Parliament they are very proud of her astute leadership in the telecommunication sector and assured the incoming Chief Executive Officer of her support.

On behalf of the leadership of Parliament, he thanked the Outgoing Chief Executive Officer of Orange for cooperating with the Telecommunication Committee in Parliament in addressing issues in the telecommunication sector. Honorable Munda concluded by expressing optimism that the incoming Chief Executive Officer will follow the good steps of the outgoing Chief Executive Officer.

Deputy Director General of NATCOM Mr. Amara Brewah thanked and appreciated the leadership of Orange SL for such investment and the support to improve digital penetration in Sierra Leone. He assured the Company of the Commission’s continuous support.

Delivering her statement, the Chief Executive Officer, Madam Aminata Kane Ndiaye said Orange Mobile Company is particular about improving the daily lives of the people of Sierra Leone through wonderful digital experience. To achieve this purpose, she said that the welfare of their human resources is the most vital pillar. Over the years, she went on to say that they have made great strides in empowering their staff through regular trainings, medical and life insurance, in house health care, fitness sessions, canteen services and attractive benefits packages.

“We then realized that as much as the office space was in good shape, the daily commitment of our staff was exceptional as their dedication and resolve resulted to the maintenance of uninterrupted quality of service,” Madam Aminata Kane said.

She went on to state that Orange SL is proud to be inaugurating an edifice to not only appreciate its employees but to also ensure the existence of enhanced working environment that will not only meet international standard but also promote productivity and good health. She thanked their shareholders, Orange and Sonatel for financing the project in the sum of 11 billion Leones.

She also thanked their contractor and architect, adding that Arch Design – 100% local content for transforming our dream into reality.

“Orange group is extremely committed to be a major player of development in this country. We are convinced that what we do will be an essential lever for the development, growth, and influence of Sierra Leone in the region,” she said, adding that she would like to take this opportunity to warmly thank the government of Sierra Leone, for allowing Orange to operate, invests and lead the democratization of data in the country.

“My final message goes to my team. I want to thank you for being the best of the best in the country, the region, and the continent. You deserve this working environment and even more. I am confident that this improved workspace will further inspire you to work harder to achieve even better results in the coming years. It is also your responsibility to care for this office space to maintain its ambience,” she said, adding by assuring the investment of Orange in Sierra Leone is a clear manifestation that Orange is here to stay.

The programme was climaxed with a touching story of my Journey ay Orange-SL by Caesar Augustus Bendu, the Orange Southern Region Area Sales Manager stated by Thanking the CEO , Madam CEO – Aminata Kane for the platform.

“I started as a Brand Ambassador with a BSC Hons in Accounting, recruiting customers for Airtel Money in 2013. It was a role that exposed me to the contempt of colleagues with whom I graduated from University. The source of their contempt was the notion that I had accepted a job that was beneath me, a job that was dominated by school leavers with Secondary School certificates. Interestingly, Orange saw something different in me and chose to give me the opportunity to serve. Here I am today, serving as one of its Fire brand Orange Regional Managers who has gone through the rank and file. The future is definitely ours at Orange.”

The current leadership of Orange has demonstrated so much belief in young people and willingness to place them in positions of trust. The recent ITN appointment is an incontestable justification of that assertion. My selection to speak on so important an occasion lends credence to the enormous faith the leadership of Orange has in the ability of young people to deliver when given the platform.

The turning of the sod was done by the Orange-SL CEO to start a $15M Data Center in the South of Sierra Leone – Bo City.