- March 1, 2021
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Newsroom
Continental Holdings Limited (CHL) and its Subsidiaries namely CDH Investment Bank, Continental Asset Management Ltd Continental Capital Limited, Continental Properties Limited and Continental Pension Services Company have contributed items worth K27.8 million towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The items include Oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders with flowmeters and regulators, and pulse oximeters.
Speaking in Blantyre at a symbolic presentation function of the items, the Group Financial Controller for Continental Holdings Limited, Mr. Kingsley Zulu, said during tough times like these, it is very important to join hands with the Government of Malawi and the entire nation as the pandemic continues to negatively affect our lives. “As a Group we believe that we all need to rally together as a Nation in times like this to ensure that Malawi’s response against the COVID19 pandemic is effective” he said. Mr. Zulu further mentioned that the pandemic has affected business operations and the communities within which the Group operates as such it is their social responsibility as corporate citizens to complement Government’s efforts by contributing towards the health and well-being of their stakeholders.
Mr. Zulu added that this was not the first time that the group was contributing towards the COVID-19 fight. During the first wave of the pandemic in 2020, the Continental Group donated personal protective equipment through the Society of Medical Doctors in Malawi valued at K7million. One of the Group Companies, CDH Investment Bank, extended this gesture by supporting the Kamuzu College of Nursing with on-line learning equipment. Mr. Zulu disclosed that the Continental Group has so far contributed K41million towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and remains committed to continue doing so until Malawi is COVID-19 free.
Receiving the donation, a representative of the Society of Medical Doctors in Malawi, Dr. Winnie Mhone, hailed Continental Holdings Limited and all its subsidiaries for their commitment in supporting Government’s efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. She added that this donation will go a long way in bridging some of the gaps in our national health care system. He added that the donated items will be distributed to those hospitals with the most need across the country upon consultations with the National COVID-19 response team.