The donation forms part of MCCCI’s project called Safe Trade Emergency Plan for Malawi on COVID-19 prevention to complement the government’s efforts at containing the virus.
Presenting the items at Lirangwe Health Centre in Blantyre, the Director of Business Environment and Policy Advocacy of MCCCI Madalitso Kazembe, commended the hard work and selfless sacrifices of the health care workers for proactively working to contain the pandemic.
“I would like to affirm MCCCI’s commitment to supporting the Government of Malawi and health sector in combating the spread of the coronavirus and alleviating its socio-economic impact. In line with our vision of creating safe trade zones, we have also been at the forefront of supporting the government’s efforts in fighting COVID-19.” She said.
Kazembe added that the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) obtained funding from Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) to implement a project called Safe Trade Emergency Plan for Malawi. She said members of Staff for TMEA went an extra mile and they personally contributed $1000 to the fight against the pandemic.
She affirmed MCCCI’s commitment to supporting the Government of Malawi and health sector in combating the spread of the coronavirus and alleviating its socio-economic impact.
Blantyre District Health Officer Dr. Meriam Jerewho received the items, expressed her appreciation and commendation to the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of CommerceandTrade Mark East Africa (TMEA) for the kind gesture.
“On behalf of the Blantyre District Health Office and indeed the ministry of health, I wish to express our profound gratitude to Malawi Confederation of Chambers of CommerceandTrade Mark East Africa (TMEA) for its timely and much needed intervention. As frontline workersfor COVID-19 cases, we are excited about the donation, as PPE plays a very important the role in the management of the virus”, he said.
The PPE includes Hand Sanitizer, Hand Washing Station, Hand Washing Soap, 3-Layers Cloth Face Masks, Spirit, Gloves, Face-Shieds, Washing Powder and Chlorine worth one million kwacha.
MCCCI has also made a similar donation to markets in border districts of the country like Mchinji.