Community Relations/Social Performance is an integral part of the Belemaoil corperate strategy. Our Social Performance thrust essentially and deliberately revolves around a sustainable Community/ Stakeholders relationship framework which is hinged upon our strategic community engagement plan known as the BELEMA MODEL.
The Belema model is a participatory community development strategy that is aimed at bringing about positive and sustainable development, wealth creation and empowerment in our operational communities. Our company is desirous of strengthening the traditional institutions, bringing about Youth cohesion through education, employment, entrepreneurial and vocational training as well as ensuring quality living and working conditions in the communities we are operating.
Our social investment pointers are;
- Education: Infrastructural upgrade and Scholarships
- Community Development: Provision of core Public utilities such as Portable Water, Electricity, Hospital and Medical facilities, Road Projects etc.
- Community Assistance/Grants: To Community charities, Cultural festivals, Religious organisations, Natural groups etc.
As part of our youth empowerment program for the youths of hosts/operational communities, over 500 youths have been employed as local security surveillance (our participatory approach to securing our facilities and pipelines) We have embarked on a massive road infrastructural development project in Kula with the ongoing construction of a 6.3Km ring road. In addition, preliminary work has commenced in the 2.5 km line Idama rural electrification project which aims at supplying 24 hours’ electricity to the community from our flow station. Our priority is to carefully manage the interests and very high expectations of stakeholders’ through a process of open communication (Direct engagement) thereby, empirically addressing community concerns and strategically work towards sustainable community development and relationships.
Our Community relations ‘Modus Operandi’ is hinged on the respect for tradition, ethics, culture and sacred beliefs of our hosts communities hence, we strive to contribute to the commonwealth of our host and operational communities through our unique BELEMA MODEL.