The Council of Governors has received assorted medical supplies worth Sh 10 million from Mozartbet Kenya Limited to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The supplies were handed over to the CoG Chairman Wycliffe Opranya at the CoG Offices and are to be distributed to ten counties immediately.
Speaking during the hand over, Mozzartbet Country Manager Goran Vukovic noted that it is important to equip nurses and doctors since they are the first line of defense in tackling the corona virus pandemic.
“As a company, we have been following closely the pandemic and we wanted to show solidarity by helping the healthcare system deal with this disease. Our donation include thermometers, sanitizers and masks for the doctors and nurses on the frontline”
Each of the ten counties will receive donation of medical supplies worth a million shillings. These counties are; Nairobi, Baringo, Siaya, Kisumu, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Kakamega, Nakuru and Kitui. Mozzartbet Director Musa Sirma also called on other corporates to make a contribution in combating the virus.
“This is a true and enviable example of socially responsible and solidarity behavior of the company that should be emulated by all other corparoate entities operating in the country” he said.
Following the chaotic scenes witnessed over the weekend when relief food was being distributed in Kibra, the national steering committee on coronavirus outlined guidelines on how the public can donate to Kenyans affected by the pandemic.
In a statement issued, the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund Chair Jane Karuku said those who wish to make donations should engage the Fund Secretariat, who will in turn coordinate distributions to families and persons in need.
“The Council of governors has a committee that handles the donations made to counties for this pandemic. However, were it that this donation was in monetary form, it would have been channeled to the Covid -19 emergency Response Fund” Oparanya noted.
The betting firm has been operating in the country for close to three years now. However, with sporting and gaming competitions suspended indefinitely globally, the firm is generating low revenue. Despite this, it has committed to retain all its employees on full salary.