Gaborone, 30 April 2020 —Absa Life Botswana (Proprietary) Limited joins the nation and the Government of Botswana in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Absa Life Botswana will contribute BWP 1, 000, 000 (One Million) to support the Government’s fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
“This pandemic has taught us many lessons, one amongst them being our age-old value enshrined in our culture as Batswana; that of community and looking after each other. It is therefore from this perspective that we stand up in solidarity with other companies and Batswana, to lend a helping hand towards the eradication of this virus.” said Motshabi Mokone, Managing Director of Absa Life Botswana.
The donation is made up of two parts, comprising a P700 000 donation to the Botswana Nurses Union, for the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment, as well as P300 000 (Three Hundred Thousand) towards other initiatives aimed at eradicating the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
Absa Life Botswana is committed to supporting government’s initiatives that seek to minimize the impact of COVID-19. We have collaborated with our long term strategic partner Botswana Nurses Union to make a donation towards the much needed Personal Protective Equipment. We stand proud to heed to our government’s call to support those in the frontline, along with Botswana Nurses Union.
The following protective equipment will be donated by Absa Life Botswana;
• Disposal Coverall (Moon suits) Gowns
• N95 Masks or FFP2 Masks
• Face Shields
• Head Covers
Mokone added, “At Absa Life, our top priority is the health and safety of our customers, employees and the communities that we serve. It was therefore natural that, in our approach, we partner with one of the sectors that are leading the nation in this fight. We are profoundly humbled by the heroic work being done by our healthcare workers every day; leaving the safety of their homes, and their families, to go fight the ultimate battle of humankind. Their hard work and dedication is what will get us through this crisis. They are a true embodiment of who and what Botswana stands for.”
Absa Life Botswana is committed to continue offering assistance to the government to fight the spread of the Coronavirus. Mokone added, “We are fighting an invisible enemy and our role in the fight against COVID-19 is of great importance. We must all play our part in ensuring that we remain safe and contain the spread of COVID-19 even if it means we change the way we are used to live our daily lives.”