Sugar Factory give schools sanitizers

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PHOTO:LTN/Kibos Head of Corporate affairs Joyce Opondo addressing the press

Kibos Sugar and Allied Factories in Kisumu has kicked off a process to supply all the 176 schools in Muhoroni Sub County with 17,600 litres of hand sanitizers, a head of schools reopening next year in January.

The Company Group Corporate Affairs Manager Joyce Opondo says they are doing the distribution as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility since they are established within the Sub County.

Opondo says each school both public and private will receive 100 litres of hand sanitizers to help learners to sanitize when they come to school.

Speaking during the launch of the exercise at their distillery plant, Opondo says many schools are not well prepared on how to handle the learners next year in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sub County Ministry of Education in charge of Quality Assurance and Standards George Keenya says the donation will go a long way in the preparations for the full reopening of the schools next year.

Keenya says most schools lack the basics to fight off the virus announcing that the government has not come up with any plans to assist such schools.

The Kenya Private Schools Association chairman in the sub county Ongenge Agutu called upon other organizations to come in and help learners and teachers.

Agutu says learners are lacking face masks, one of the ingredients in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.

The Company also announced that all other schools in the County of Kisumu will each receive 20 litres of hand sanitizers as part of their contribution towards the fight against the virus.

By LTN Reporter