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Old Mutual donates PPE to UMSSA

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   November 13, 2020
PIC: Chizimba receiving the PPEs from Manda
University of Malawi Staff Sports Association (UMSSA) has been shot in the arm by their long-term partners, Old Mutual with Personal Protective Equipment worth MK5.6 Million to assist its members from contracting the Corona Virus.

The donation has come in form of 4000 general face masks, 1500 hand sanitizers and 200 face shields. These PPEs are to be distributed to the UMSSA constituencies for the athletes, as well as staff unions in both academia and support staff.

The ceremony took place on November 6, 2020 where the General Manager for Old Mutual Pension Services Company Limited, Taonga Manda presented the equipment to Elias Chizimba, the Chancellor College Sports Administrator on behalf of UMSSA.

In his remarks, the General Manager, Taonga Manda explained that over 60 years of operations in Malawi, Old Mutual has developed a Responsible Business philosophy which strives to pursue commercial success in a sustainable manner whilst respecting the interest of individuals, society and the natural environment.

“It is against this background that today, as a responsible citizen, we are donating various personal protective equipment (PPE) worth MK5.6 Million to long-term partner, the University Staff Sports Association as a response to their request. We understand how critical PPE is for the members of the association to enable them to protect themselves from being exposed to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Manda said.

Speaking on behalf of UMSSA, Chizimba thanked Old Mutual for this gesture citing that it has come at the right time, when the country is working tirelessly to help in fighting this pandemic.

 

 

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