Total Malawi on Friday donated fuel worth K5 Million to the national Covid-19 response operations.
Total Malawi Regional Manager (Sales), Abel Yellewa said the company felt obliged to make the donation having gone through the launched National Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.
“We went through the plan and we thought we should make a small contribution. This donation is meant to ease the mobility of health care staff involved in testing suspected cases,” said Yellewa.
In his remarks, Secretary and Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs, Wilson Moleni commended Total Malawi for the timely donation.
“As you may recall, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika declared Covid-19 a national disaster and in collaboration with various stakeholders, we came up with a preparedness and response plan to guide the response interventions.
“The plan is worth K157 billion and these are not the funds we have at hand but what we need to effectively respond to the pandemic.
We recently called upon various stakeholders to financially and technically support the plan and I am pleased that Total Malawi has made this donation.
The resource gap is huge and we call upon all stakeholders and well-wishers to emulate Total Malawi’s gesture,” said Moleni.
Malawi has 17 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including two deaths thus according to special Cabinet Committee of Coronavirus.