Anglo-American has donated 6,000 face masks to Zambezi district administration as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Speaking when handing over the donation yesterday, Anglo-American community coordinator, Lomantzi Mazyopa said the donation may not entirely eliminate the problem at hand but can supplement government efforts in reducing the spread of covid-19.
Ms Mazyopa said supporting local people has always been at the heart of the Anglo-American, adding that the only way to interact and connect with the community they operate in is by giving back when the need arises.
“We love being able to give back to the community as this is one of our tenets as a company, she said.
Ms Mazyopa added that Anglo-American can only have a better and enhanced relationship with the whole community by acting responsible and selfless.
Meanwhile, Zambezi District Commissioner, Charton Samahanda has expressed gratitude to Anglo-American for the continued support, saying that the district and government at large values its contribution.
Mr Samahanda assured Anglo-American that the donated items will be put to good use by distributing to most prone areas like markets and vulnerable communities who cannot afford to buy them.
“I further appeal to other businesses man and stakeholders in our district to emulate Anglo- American gesture and donate whatever personal protective equipment they can so that we protect our district and the country at large from the deadly pandemic,” Mr Samahanda said.
He said markets are overcrowded most times hence making it difficult to follow social distance as one of the measures in fighting the pandemic.