By ZBC Reporter
OVER 100 old people from Manjolo Village in Binga District have received emergency food hampers and coronavirus hygiene kits as part of efforts to meet the older persons’ specific needs in the fight against the global pandemic.
The global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has seen growing calls for investment in the rights and health of the elderly.
As part of efforts to ensure that the older people’s concerns are heard, Triumph Africa has complemented government is raising awareness on COVID-19 and providing essential personal protective equipment to older people in Binga.
Binga Rural District Council Administration Officer Mgcini Vellah applauded the organization for the donation to the elderly in Manjolo Village.
“We are very grateful to Triumph Africa for remembering the old people here in Binga in the current efforts aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. We look for forward to having a long partnership with the organisation,” he said.
Triumph Africa Consultant Advocate Ntandoe Joseph said the organisation is keen to roll out the programme to other villages in Binga District in order to meet the needs of the older people in the area.
“We are here to build our community and raise awareness on what we can do to contain the pandemic. We have taken it upon ourselves that our old people in Binga will not fall prey to this pandemic,” he explained.
Beneficiaries thanked the organisation and the local leadership for the sensitization initiative and the hygiene kits.
“We really appreciate the effort by the organisation in assisting the old people here in Binga and we are confident that such interventions will go a long way in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in our district,” said one of the beneficiaries.
Binga District has also stepped up efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 with work currently being done to spruce up the identified isolation centre and quarantine facility.
More resources are however still required to ensure that the two facilities are operational.
By ZBC Reporter