TANZANIA – Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) has joined the other corporates in Tanzania in efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus by donating 1,250 litres of hand-sanitiser.
SBL Corporate Relations Director, John Wanyancha said, “We believe this donation will go a long way in ensuring that those who receive it will maintain high hygienic standards to keep the lethal pandemic at bay.”
The donation was handed over the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children in Dar es Salaam.
This is the second time SBL is supporting the government efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
Two weeks ago, the brewer assisted the Ministry of Health to deliver awareness creation posters and flyers to regional medical officers across the country.
Wanyancha also said that apart from the donation to the ministry, the company has also provided sanitizers and masks to its field and factory staff as well as it distributors across the country to keep them safe from contracting the virus.
“The coronavirus continues to spread at an alarming rate globally resulting into significant economic impacts on countries and communities. Although not yet widespread in Tanzania, we still need to reinforce the fight against the pandemic hence SBL is committed to support such initiatives,” the SBL Corporate Director added.
Minister for Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Mwalimu thanked SBL for complementing government efforts fight against the pandemic, which needs a united front involving both public and private sectors.
“The war against the coronavirus is a challenging one for everyone, everywhere. It is also a very expensive war. We need a united front to win this war……let’s all come together to save lives,” Mwalimu noted.
SBL’s parent company, East African Breweries Limited (EABL) recently committed Sh50 million (US$0.47m) to fund the production of 135,000 litres of sanitisers by two Nairobi-based industries to distribute free sanitisers to vulnerable Kenyans.