Business - Companies & Markets - COVID-19 - Local - October 22, 2020

Dairibord donates ZW$4 M to fight against COVID-19

LEADING manufacturer of milk products Dairiboard Holdings donated ZW$4 million towards the fight against COVID-19 to eleven referral hospitals throughout the country.

Part of the donations is that ZW$1 million was cash and an assortment of products worth ZW$3 million.

The donation was recently presented to President Emmerson Mnangagwa by the Dairiboard Chairman, Josephat Sachikonye, and Dairiboard Chief Executive Anthony Mandiwanza.

A statement by Dairiboard Holdings reads that “Executives went around the country to hand over the donated goods to the eleven hospitals as the company put its shoulder on the wheel in the fight against the menacing COVID-19 which has affected thousands of people with some losing their lives.”

The beneficiary hospitals are Sally Mugabe, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Wilkins, Mpilo, Ekhusileni, Gweru, Masvingo, Mutare, Nyanga, Chipinge, and Marondera.

The hospitals each received Dairibord Pfuko Maheu, Cascade, Dairibord Yummy Yoghurt, Dairibord drinking Yoggie, and Inyanga tea. Most of the beneficiary hospitals have already received their share of the donated products while others are still drawing down the products as and when they need them from Dairibord distribution depots close to them,” reads the statement.

“Dairibord saw it fit to rise to the national health crisis triggered by the merciless COVID-19. His product donation was a way of contributing towards patients’ and when food nutrition requirements with the hope that this will contribute to their speedy recovery and discharge from hospital thereby freeing bed space for other patients,” Dairibord said.

In July 1997, Dairibord became the first state-owned company in Zimbabwe to privatize, and listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange the same year.
DZPL is one of the largest manufacturing and marketing companies in Zimbabwe with five factories located in Harare, Chitungwiza, and Chipinge.


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