KWAL DONATES ETHANOL FOR THE MASS PRODUCTION OF HAND SANITIZERS
KWAL recently donated 105,000 litres of ethanol to Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) who are mandated to oversee a government initiative for the mass production and distribution of hand sanitizers. The hand sanitizers will be distributed for free to Kenyans to aid flatten the curve of the deadly Corona virus.
The donation is in line with initiatives demonstrated by both public and private organisations to support the Government’s efforts to mitigate spread of the virus in the wake of the pandemic.
KWAL Chairman Kuria Muchiru said ‘‘KWAL is committed as a responsible corporate citizen, to integrate business values to meet emerging national priorities and contribute positively to Kenyan livelihoods and the economy. We are extending our support to the Kenyan government to boost efforts to manage the situation and fight against the spread of COVID-19. Our donation will go towards mass production of hand sanitisers which will contribute to enhancing hygiene and sanitization efforts for Kenyans, particularly those facing water shortage.” KWAL will work closely with KPC to support the roll-out of the sanitisers.
KWAL has additionally taken further measures to ensure it supports the government’s efforts in stopping the spread of the virus. KWAL MD Lina Githuka noted the following, ‘‘We have applied rigorous sanitation procedures and cleaning protocols, established workplace social distancing, work from home guidelines and shift arrangements. We have switched to virtual meetings where applicable, postpone all work related travel and minimised visitors’ movement at our offices. Additionally, everyone accessing the KWAL work stations undergoes screening to check for elevated body temperature. ‘’
KWAL is a significant contributor to the Exchequer, and has continuously collaborated with the Government on various other initiatives. For instance, in partnership with several players in the alcohol industry and the manufacturing sector, KWAL has been a key driver in the national fight against illicit liquor and counterfeit alcohol, which, besides endangering people’s lives have led to tax revenue losses for government.