Kagem Mining Ltd has donated items worth over K200,000 to health facilities in the Lufwanyama District to support government efforts in the fight against the deadly coronavirus.
The items, which included disinfectants, overalls, goggles and nasal prongs, were delivered to Lufwanyama District Hospital and the Provincial Health Office, with the latter awaiting distribution to various health facilities within the district.
Kagem Senior Manager – Corporate Affairs, Wesley Chibamba explained, “Kagem is proud to assist the government once again in tackling one of the biggest health challenges besetting the country. Our donation will complement Government efforts in managing the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Mr Chibamba said the mine would continue working alongside the Government in addressing some of the country’s most pressing issues.
Lufwanyama District Health Director Dr Jacob Ng’ambi thanked Kagem for its active role in helping to alleviate Covid-19 in the district, explaining the materials would greatly benefit patients in the local health centres.
“These are essential items in the management of Covid-19. They will go a long way in helping our patients,” he added.
Lufwanyama District Commissioner Justin Mwalikwa reiterated Dr Ng’ambi’s sentiments and urged other companies to emulate Kagem’s example of supporting Government efforts in bringing development to communities.
Since the outset of the pandemic, Kagem has provided several donations in the prevention of Covid-19 to various health centres in Lufwanyama, including the District Hospital, Nkana Health Centre and the Provincial Health Office.
The most recent donations were made to recognize World Health Day and demonstrate Kagem’s continued commitment to supporting healthcare in the communities around its operations, as part of its community sustainability programmes that are aligned with government policies, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Vision 2030.