Bank donates PPE and dustbins to CHAL and City Council

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By Lineo Ramatlapeng

The Central Bank of Lesotho handed over the personal protective equipment to Christian Health Association of Lesotho (CHAL) and dust-bins to Maseru City Council in support of the national cleaning campaign.

The Protective Personal Equipment given includes surgical and N95 masks, theatre gowns, shoe covers and fumigation equipment worth M499 000.

The Central Bank Governor, Retšelisitsoe Matlanyane said the equipment will come in handy towards meeting the shortages in hospitals, and its part of the bank’s program in support of the fight against Covid-19.

Matlanyane also adds that it also came to their realization that the areas surrounding the bank are not clean and in support of the cleaning campaign that started about 2 months ago they have donated 100 dustbins to the city council.

She said the dustbins are worth M95 000 and they will be installed within city center.

Matlanyane emphasized that this will help reduce littering.

Matlanyane added that the trash bins will be located in open spaces for everyone to see and use with ease.

On behalf of CHAL Libete Selapane said they are thankful and their frontline workers won’t have to worry about their safety since the PPE is still scarce and needed in the country.

Selapane said the equipment will make a huge difference as there were times when frontline workers had a go slow because of shortage or lack PPE in some hospitals and clinics

Selapane commended the support CHAL hospitals and clinics have received as amazing and vowed they will fight Covid-19.

For the City Council, Maboe Moeko, the Town Clerk, said that the waste bins will contribute to the beautiful city of Maseru.

Moeko said the bank is responding to their clarion call that the issue of cleanliness should be everyone’s responsibility and must contribute towards having a clean city.

Moeko emphasized that initiatives like these make them proud and give them hope that education on solid waste management is slowly being understood by all.

“We are now confident that increased in our pool of people dedicated towards the cleanliness of the city are the Bank’s employees and families who will now help us in spreading the message of cleanliness,” said Moeko.

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