The ABSA Bank has donated Sh.1.2 million to cushion vulnerable residents of Laikipia against the impact of Covid-19 virus.
Receiving the cheque on Friday at his Nanyuki office compoundfrom Mount Kenya ABASA’s bank Manager Arnold Ndungi, Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, hailed the institution for its gesture at this very challenging time in the County and the country at large.
He said the donation will boost the Laikipia County Covid-19 Emergency Fund kitty which is headed by Centum Investment Company Chief Executive Officer (CEO), James Mworia
He noted as of this week 23,000 families have benefited from food packs purchased through the Covid-19 Emergency Fund kitty.
He said the distribution of the food packs is done through online method to minimize physical contact.
“This donation by ABSA bank will help in cushioning more vulnerable people in our county against the negative effects of corona virus,” the Governor noted.
The County boss said discussions are going on between his administration and ABSA bank on how the later can support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) business people in Laikipia County.
Arnold Ndungi, said the ABSA bank in recognition of the need by corporate and individuals to put resources together to source for medical supplies and needs for the venerable communities, is working and supporting the two levels of governments (National and County) during this hard time.
“Through its corporate responsibility, our bank is in the forefront of distributing face masks and other medical protection gears in the country’’ he noted.
He at the same time noted that ABSA bank has invested a lot in terms of loans on the SMEs in Kenya to boost their businesses.
He said that the most effective way of fighting the spread of the corona virus is through adhering to measures and regulations issued by the government and the ministry of health.
By Margaret Kirera