The winner, runners-up and organizing committee of the Miss University of Liberia (UL) Beauty Pageant 2012/2013 have extolled the management of Lonestar Cell MTN for ensuring the successful conduct of the pageant, terming the company as a true partner.

The winner of the pageant, Miss Agnes Togba, along with the 1st and 2nd runners-up, organizing committee chair Alex Devine and former Miss UL Mabana Kromah visited Lonestar Cell MTN’s headquarters Thursday to commend management for taking the lead sponsorship of the pageant.

In separate remarks during a brief appreciation program, Miss UL and her entourage expressed how appreciative they were for Lonestar Cell MTN to partner with the UL administration and the students; something they said the GSM company has demonstrated its commitment to the development of Liberian youth.

For Miss Togba, she expressed happiness because it is through Lonestar Cell MTN that she has been the first queen of the institution to ride a new brand car. The Miss UL then assured her commitment to working with Lonestar Cell management to engage in many programs aimed at developing Liberian youth.
First runner-up Brenda Williams could not hold back her excitement over the internet equipment awarded to her by Lonestar Cell MTN, which she said enables her browse the internet any time she wishes. She praised Lonestar Cell for the level of true partnership to the UL and assured that she will continuously work with the company.

Organizing committee chairman Devine informed management that Thursday’s occasion was just a prelude to the formal program which will be held shortly. He commended Lonestar Cell MTN for making the pageant a success, noting that the committee looks forward to continued partnership with the company.

For his part, Lonestar Cell MTN’ chief executive officer (CEO), Mr. Mazen Mroue expressed excitement for recognizing the company’s contributions to the development of Liberian youth. He said the company, as a corporate entity, will continue to make good its corporate social responsibility to the Liberian people. Mr. Mroue said the recently held Miss UL pageant corresponded with the MTN’s global them for this year, which centers on education.

“We will continue to work and bring out not only beautiful ladies, but also the talented,” he vowed. According to the Lonestar Cell MTN CEO, when it comes to corporate social responsibility, his company has always been there and will continue to be there for the rebuilding of Liberia.

In a related development, Miss Brenda Williams, first runner-up of the pageant used the occasion to deny media report that she boycotted that award because she was not satisfied. “I did now walk out of the award program as reported. As far as I am concerned, we all hailed the process and we congratulated the winner,” Miss Williams told journalists.  

Also attending the program were Lonestar Cell MTN Corporate Communication Executive, Dr. Laurence K. Bropleh, Marketing Staff Ibrahim Daramie and Communication Coordinator Wanneh Potter, among others.