Unicomer Inc inaugurates first health fair and expo
In observance of Occupational Safety and Health Month 2016, Unicomer Guyana Inc commonly known as
Courts, on Monday inaugurated its first health fair and expo in front of its Main Street office.
Hosted with the intent of disseminating information to the public on safer health practices, the expo featured a number of booths from varying health organisations.
This newly introduced initiative is one of the company’s strategies of giving back to Guyanese in a different way than its usual retailing business.
Country Manager of Unicomer Guyana, Clyde de Hass during his remarks at the opening said this is just the company exhibiting its social responsibility to the community by means of spreading awareness of healthier living.
He said that for two days the health fair and expo will serve as an easier way of educating persons on healthy practices, and hopefully this information will continue to spread throughout the country.
Present at the expo was newly elected Deputy Mayor of Georgetown Sherod Duncan, who lauded the initiative by the company which adds to the already long list of other activities that the company over the years have been embarking on.
Duncan said over the years the company has been able to move to higher heights, but in all, giving back to the communities continue to be high on its agenda as it fulfils its corporate responsibility.
Since its existence the deputy mayor said, Courts has been able to effectively work towards promoting a healthier city through its many cleanup campaigns which shows its dedication to the country’s development.
For this reason, Duncan pledged the Mayor and City Council’s support for initiatives such as these which benefit the general public.
Meanwhile, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr Karen Cummings also congratulated the company on its first health fair which she outlined will serve a significant purpose for the Guyanese populace.
She said this initiative would aid the ministry in achieving its goal of having a Guyana which is filled with healthy persons, who in turn will be more productive.
Cummings said the aim of government is to reduce the risk factors that contribute to unhealthy living, and with more initiatives like these Guyana will be on its way to reaping tangible benefits.
She therefore encouraged other companies to emulate Unicomer and join the body of persons who want to see their country develop in every possible way.
The minister said government and more specifically the Ministry of Public Health is ready to work with any company to combat diseases, viruses and any other medical illness that plague the country’s population.
The speakers urged all Guyanese to take full advantage of what the fair is offering since it is only on for two days.
Booths at the expo will be engaging the public in discussions on how they can care for their health, as well as offering free tests for those visiting.