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Airtel Malawi injects additional MK100m towards Covid-19 fight

Airtel Malawi Managing Director Charles Kamoto

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The country’s leading smartphone network provider Airtel Malawi on Monday, February 1, 2021 injected additional MK100 million to mitigate the current challenges in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

This additional MK100 million supplements an earlier donation of MK104 million that we made in June last year, which was used to purchase ventilators and oxygen concentrators by the Presidential COVID-19 Task force.

In a press statement made available to The Maravi Post signed by Airtel Malawi Managing Director Charles Kamoto says the donation meant to fill the gap of essential Covid-19 medical equipment.

Kamoto disclosed that combined with last year’s support, Airtel’s total contribution to COVID-19 fight has now reached MK204 million.

“In liaison with the Presidential COVID-19 task force, this donation of MK100 million this time will go towards the purchase of COVID Test kits, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers and oxygen concentrators, to address some gaps that are currently crippling our healthcare facilities across the country.

“As our communities continue to face enormous challenges in responding to the virus effectively, it has, however, been humbling to witness the spirit of togetherness prevail in the people of Malawi and in diaspora in fundraising and supporting government’s efforts,” says Kamoto.

He added, “And so, as we do our part, I would like to urge more players in the private sector to continue to mobilize resources to support the various lacking areas in this fight.Please Be Smart. Be Safe. And Protect others as you would yourselves”.

As of January 31, 2021, Malawi had 23,963 with 705 deaths out of 144,185 of Covid-19 tests since March 2020.

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