NOTWITHSTANDING a second major fire at Gafoor’s Houston Complex last October that
resulted in millions of dollars in loses, Chief Executive Officer Sattaur Gafoor continued his annual Christmas party, feting thousands of senior citizens and children on Sunday.
The grand party was hosted at the company’s Houston complex, East Bank Demerara and it attracted scores of children and senior citizens who came from various villages, orphanages and geriatric homes across the country.
Santa Claus, who was at hand, helped in spreading the jolly mood as he interacted and took photos with almost everyone at the party.
Many left the company’s compound with a gift after filling themselves up with delicious meals. Mr Gafoor and his wife Ameena, along with staff were actively involved in the distribution of food and gifts to their guests.
Mr Gafoor, a philanthropist,who has always brought cheer to the less fortunate, especially during the festive season, also gave monetary donations to the elderly yesterday.
The company has been feeding the less fortunate for over two decades.
Mr Gafoor also does charitable works in the celebration of Eid, gave monetary donations to the elderly and provide them with blankets.
The company also operates business complexes at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara; Parika, East Bank Essequibo; and Rose Hall, Corentyne.
From a small business going back to 1957, Mr Gafoor built the company to become one of Guyana’s leading distributors and manufacturing entities.
In January 2002, all operations of the company were centralised at the Houston Complex.