By ZBC Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has paid tribute to companies, churches, various organisations and the generality of Zimbabweans for demonstrating unity of purpose in the fight against COVID-19.
The President was speaking after receiving Covid-19 donations worth millions of dollars from various organisations at State House in Harare yesterday.
Several organisations including Precab Farm represented by Patrick Mnangagwa converged at State House in Harare yesterday to hand over huge consignments of Personal Protective Equipment, foodstuffs, ambulances and millions of dollars in cash to President Emmerson Mnangagwa towards the fight against COVID-19.
Speaking on the sidelines of the handover ceremony Patrick Mnangagwa said his organisation saw it fit to donate towards the fight against COVID-19 as part of its social corporate responsibility.
“As Precab Farm we felt mandated to donate towards this noble cause as part of our social corporate responsibility,” he said.
Businessman Tawanda Mutyebere said he took heed of the President’s appeal for businesses to help in the fight against COVID-19.
“We have decided to come on board following your appeal to fight COVID-19, they say health is important than anything, so we are here to demonstrate our support towards the safety of our people,” he noted.
President Mnangagwa thanked companies and other organisations for demonstrating unity of purpose and prioritising saving lives ahead of production lines.
“Although it is my motto to promote production, production, production, now we must focus this one: save life, save life, save life. Let us keep this unity of purpose to save life ahead of production, production can be revived but life cannot,” said the President.
Noting the support from the corporate world and organizations towards fighting Coronavirus, the President also said it is prudent to include members of the corporate world into the COVID-19 Taskforce led by Vice President Kembo Mohadi.
“We are happy by the brains and wisdom of the captains of industry in coming together and joining government during this difficult time, it is incumbent upon my government to include the captains of industry, church leaders and others in our COVID -19 task force,” he added.
The President also took time to move around and appreciate the value of the donated material which was loaded in several trucks.
President applauds Zimbabweans for unity of purpose
By ZBC Reporter