Motor Holdings Botswana
Kamoso Africa Donates P300,000.00 In Kind To Healthcare Workers
Kamoso Africa, a top player in the local fast-moving consumer goods industry, has made donations worth hundreds of thousands to Botswana’s Health & Wellness Ministry, as part of efforts to support the frontline workers involved in the Covid-19 response.
The group made up of various companies that spans manufacturing, supplies and retail, donated products valued at P300,000 to the country’s healthcare workers to ease their burden during these challenging times.
The food packs include the company’s locally manufactured goods as well as some brands that are distributed by Kamoso Africa. Individual food packs are being delivered this week to over 30 locations across the whole of Botswana.
The donation is on the back of a clarion call by the Botswana Government for companies to come on board to mitigate the Covid-19 impact and to assist in any ways possible. The FMCG group added that with the World Health Assembly designating 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the timing could not have come at a better time, proving how invaluable nurses are as they serve on the frontline to assist people in need.
“Kamoso Africa is truly inspired by the selfless healthcare workers around the world, especially those in Botswana, who are on the frontline working tirelessly to care for the people in need,” said Ian Dewar, the Group’s Chief Executive Officer, when handing over the donation to the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Botswana Nurses Union.
“In response to the Government of Botswana’s press release issued on 26 March 2020 calling for contributions towards the efforts to respond to the economic and social impact of COVID-19 and as a small token of Kamoso Africa’s appreciation for our nurses, we are delighted to donate food packs to frontline nurses who have been identified as targeted beneficiaries by the Government of Botswana,” he added.
Mr. Dewar further expressed deep gratitude to the Botswana Nurses Union for providing information on the issues faced by nurses and for facilitating the donation. The donation was a collaborative effort led by Michaela Powell-Rees and Luke Woodford, who coordinated and led the project management, while Auto Express provided warehousing, packaging facilities and delivery of the food packs in the Gaborone region.
“The voluntary contribution and support of these parties has enabled us to successfully execute the donation. Our hearts go out to anyone who has been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery,” Mr. Ian said.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Government of Botswana for their dedication, commitment and effort in assisting the nation fight this global pandemic which is affecting all our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life.”