Speaking during a handover ceremony held at Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children over the weekend in Dar es Salaam, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Abel Makubi commended Kioo Limited for the support.
Prof Makubi said private sector partners who are complementing government’s efforts by contributing material and financing of health facilities are important because the public sector alone cannot fight the virus.
He said the Fifth Phase Government has invested heavily in the health sector through construction of hospitals and health centers so as to ensure that many Tanzanians have access to medical services when sick.
“We thank you very much because as the private sector, your decision to help government’s efforts is welcomed. We are happy to see that you are motivated to donate such kind of items which are of great importance to us because this will help us save lives of children and their mothers,” he said.
Briefing the CMO on the donation, a Health Adviser with Kioo Limited, Richard Msumule said the company felt it necessary to support government’s efforts in improving health care delivery to the public especially those living in remote areas.
“We have more than 600 workers and believe that it is important to invest in health care because without healthy people, we can’t have competent labour force to engage in production,” Msumule said while commending the government for improving the health sector in the country.
He stated that as part of its corporate social responsibility, Kioo Limited has been donating to the community regularly especially in Mkuranga district of Coast region and Temeke municipality of Dar es Salaam with focus on health and education sectors.
“These sanitizers are of very high quality and are produced by one of our sister companies in Uganda,” Msumule added saying that the chemical is an important liquid needed by medics at health centres in remote areas.