East African Breweries Limited donates Sh50m to boost Covid-19 fight
Fred Aminga @faminga
East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has donated Sh50 million to the Kenya Covid-19 Emergency Fund to supplement efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
This brings to Sh120 million the total amount the regional beer giant has committed so far towards alleviating the crisis in Kenya.
It had earlier spent Sh70 million in production and distribution of a million hand sanitiser packs to frontline health workers and vulnerable communities.
It also undertook a public awareness campaign to help fight the spread of Covid-19.
EABL Group Managing director, Andrew Cowan, said the money would go directly to the fund, whose efforts are concentrated on mitigating the impact of the coronavirus on the needy.
With the country in the middle of the biggest crisis since independence, he said, EABL continues to partner the State to fight spread of Covid-19, to save lives.
“We are pleased to complement Kenya Covid-19 Emergency Fund’s role in helping frontline health workers and others in critical need during this time,” said Cowan.
EABL has also partnered with the government and its agencies, such as Kenya Pipeline Corporation, to distribute state-funded sanitiser across the country.
Through twin projects (EABL’s and the KPC project), the company helped distribute sanitiser packs to dozens of counties across the country.
These include Kisumu, Kisii, Migori, Nairobi, Kiambu, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Machakos, Makueni, Narok, Trans Nzoia, Kericho, Murang’a, Mombasa, Kilifi, among others.
Besides these, EABL also delivered hand sanitiser packs to the National Police Service and Kenyatta National Hospital, targeting more frontline health workers.