The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), Kirinyaga chapter has donated 10,000 pieces of masks and 2,000 bales of maize flour to needy and vulnerable people in Kirinyaga.
The Branch Chairman, Peter Waweru while handing over the donation said they opted to use the office of the County commissioner, which was in a better position in enforcing the social distancing and other requirements set by the government.
“If we give the people out in the open they will come out in large numbers and break the one meter rule, thus to avoid this from happening, we have given the food to the County Commissioner who knows how to distribute it,” he said.
Waweru hailed the government for removing duty on the manufacture of food products to cushion citizens during these harsh economic times due to covid-19.
The CEO Kirinyaga Chapter, Eunice Wanjiru said as the business community they feel indebted to assist vulnerable members of the society during the pandemic period by giving them facemasks and maize flour.
The County Commissioner (CC), Jim Njoka thanked the business fraternity for the donation which he said will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of the less privileged in the society.
He said his office will be distributing the food to the neediest persons, including those affected by the floods in part of Kangai ward.
“I am very grateful for your kind gesture and I will ensure the food gets to the targeted people across the county,” he said.
The National Chambers of Commerce has been a necessary and dependable intermediary between government, business and the general public in a bid to foster good relations that allow trade to prosper.
By Dorris Wanyagia