Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) has donated Ksh. 10 million to the Kenya COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support the spirited fight against COVID-19.
The new addition brings the total sum of donations to 3.4 billion in cash, pledges and food donations.
The donation was presented at KICC by Kenya Wine Agencies Limited Managing Director, Lina Githuka and Legal Director, Doris Thangei.
The money will go towards welfare interventions which include providing food and essential commodities to vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. It will also be utilized for purchase of medical supplies and provision of PPEs. The donation comes at a time when the country is recording increased confirmed COVID-19 cases with current numbers at 3,305.
KWAL is committed as a responsible corporate citizen, to integrate business values to meet emerging national priorities and contribute positively to Kenyan livelihoods and the economy. The donation is a major boost to the Fund which is mobilizing resources for emergency response towards containing the spread, effects and impact of COVID-19.
KWAL Managing Director, Lina Githuka said, “COVID-19 is more than a health crisis, it is essentially an economic crisis. With schools closed, job disruptions, loss of livelihoods and health concerns, the support is necessary to cushion vulnerable communities from the adverse effects of the pandemic and support national efforts to stop its spread”.
A detailed list of all contributions is available on the Fund’s website www.kenyacovidfund.co.ke
The Kenya COVID-19 Fund was appointed on March 30, 2020, by President Uhuru Kenyatta and commissioned on April 2, 2020.
The principal object of the Fund is to mobilise resources for an emergency response towards containing the spread, effects and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The resources seek to support the government’s efforts in the supply of medical facilities and equipment and support for vulnerable communities with their immediate needs, including food.
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