​OSL responds to ‘Food Basket Appeal’

“Oil Search employees demonstrated the true spirit of giving and the aspirations of the Melanesian culture of looking after one another, which is often embraced and practiced by majority of citizens and non-citizens in PNG.”

These were the words of Benard Ayieko, General Manager of the Cheshire disAbility Services, when Oil Search employees in Port Moresby paid his staff a visit with cartons of donated food and detergents worth nearly K3,000. 

“Our Respite Care and Protection program, which looks after 20 full time disabled residents, received assorted food, non-food items and cash contributed by the staff of Oil Search. This was in response to a Food Basket Appeal which Cheshire introduced in the last 4 months to support the dwindling food supplies, specifically for the food and non-food items which are often needed in constant supplies on a daily basis,” Ayieko stated.

“The products, which included dry foods and tinned proteins, will support the residents for the next 2 months.

“On behalf of the Cheshire Service users, the staff and the board, I would like to thank Oil Search staff for their overwhelming response to our Food Basket Appeal.” 

Gerea Aopi, executive general manager for stakeholder engagement, said Oil Search has a genuine commitment to ensuring their impact in Papua New Guinea goes well beyond their position as the country’s largest oil and gas company.

“Our people are what drive this aspiration through their efforts, which include voluntary initiatives such as the Cheshire Food Drive, which was held over a 2-week period,” Aopi stated.

“We are pleased that the donation from our staff will support Cheshire disAbility Services in their efforts to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of Persons With Disabilities.”

(A few of the Oil Search employees that supported the Cheshire Food Drive were pleased to deliver the supplies and meet the residents)

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