ZAMBIA – Zambian Breweries has provided a water browser and US$150,000 to Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company (LWSC) in support of the COVID-19 fight.
The support was part of a series of initiatives by the company to help fight the virus in partnership with Lusaka City Council, WWF and LWSC to help provide educational information on prevention and to supply clean safe water to communities experiencing water shortages during the pandemic.
“Zambian Breweries offers its support to the fight against COVID-19 by supporting LWSC to provide increased, safe and clean drinking water to the communities of Lusaka,” said Zambian Breweries Corporate Affairs Director Ezekiel Sekele.
“To this effect, we have already handed over a 30,000-litres water bowser and trailer to LWSC,” he stated.
“Water is life, and its availability to the people in the community especially during this pandemic is very essential in winning the fight against COVID-19,” explained Mr Sekele.
Zambian Breweries also handed over a US$150,000 cheque to LWSC to support the construction of the George Compound Industrial Water Borehole project to help secure water for the communities in the future.
“For us to widely exercise the washing of hands as one of the key preventions, it’s important that water is made available all the time to the communities,” said Mr Sekele.
“We commend government and all stakeholders for coming together to help fight COVID-19.”
In light of Zambian Breweries’ initiative to educate the public on the preventive measures to COVID-19. The Mayor of Lusaka Miles Sampa officially launched the Zambian Breweries initiative on enhancing communication and awareness on the preventive measures of COVID-19 this week.
Some 10 billboards have been installed around Lusaka at places like Kamwala Flyover Bridge and the South End Roundabout.
Zambian Breweries has also demonstrated its commitment in producing both online and offline educational information on COVID-19 prevention.
In respect to COVID-19, Zambian Breweries has implemented enhanced measures for its staff and the community in line with the Ministry of Health directives to end the spread.
Zambian Breweries recently contributed cleaning materials, Personal Protective Equipment PPE worth about K60, 000 (US$3,200) to Lusaka City Council LCC to help in the clean-up of Munyaule Market.