Mercury International awarded best company of the year.  

By the Public Relations Department, Mercury International.

Sierra Leone’s unchallenged leading Sports Betting and Lottery Company, Mercury International, on Friday 21st October received the prestigious ‘Sierra Leone Business Awards’ for the year 2016 at the Buntimani Hotel in Freetown.

The award which was presented by the Sierra Leone Council of Chief Executives in collaboration with the African Council of Chief Executives and Africa Media Corporation is said to be in recognition of the company’s strong commitment, innovation, sound corporate service and business excellence as a corporate institution to its valued customers and the country at large.

Mercury International was nominated among other corporate institutions in the country that also competed for the prestigious award, but it was clear that the undisputed top sports betting and lottery company clinched the award by a unanimous decision.

Receiving the award on behalf of the company, chairman Board of Directors, Mercury International, Samir Hassanyeh, thanked the organizers for recognising his company as the best among numerous companies in the country’s business community.

He said: "As long as I continue to be the Board Chairman, the Mercury International Company SL. Ltd will continue to leave up to its expectation as Sports Betting and Lottery Business institution by delivering diligent service to not only its valued customers, but the country as a whole".

The dynamic Chairman overwhelmingly thanked the entire management, staff and retailers of the company for what he described as an active and committed service to the job and encouraged them to continue their good work in the interest of the customers.

"One secrete behind our success as a company is the employment of the twin principle of accountability and transparency as a guiding principle in dealing with both our internal and external publics", Mr. Hassanyeh maintained.

Mercury International Company (SL) Limited is the only private Sport betting and Lottery company in the country, and has been in existence for the past nine years. As the undisputed leading sports betting and Lottery Company, Mercury International seeks to support the passion of Sierra Leoneans for sports with wealth creation through betting by the introduction of its products and services.

Apart from the fact that the company is playing a pivotal role in the social and economic lives of the people of Sierra Leone by contributing to the country’s revenue by paying up its taxes to the government of Sierra Leone, it has also employed over 1,000 Sierra Leoneans, of which 95% are youths, thereby helping the government to salvage the youth unemployment problems.

The company continues to open branches in all regional capitals and engage in infrastructural developments in major towns and cities in the country thereby creating many more job opportunities.

Mercury International also upholds its Corporate Social Responsibilities as we act as major sponsors of grass-root football across the country. The company also gives out scholarships to all categories of student from primary to tertiary level, which is based on proficiency and excellence.

The company has been supporting government programmes especially health as individual Sierra Leoneans are supported to travel overseas for health care purposes.

The Sierra Leone Business Award is a design to recognize leaders that pioneer reforms, rapid modernization, consolidation, integration and expansion of Sierra Leonean enterprise and promoting socio-economic growth across the country and beyond.

The event celebrates exemplary leadership, business excellence, innovation, commitment to sound cooperate governance principles and best practice in cooperate Sierra Leone. It recognizes leading personalities and enterprises that drives Sierra Leone’s rapidly transforming economic, industrial and financial sectors.