Africa-Press – Lesotho. In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, the First National Bank (FNB) donated 15 handwashing stations worth M80 000 to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
When appreciating the washing stations the Minister of Health Hon. Semano Sekatle highlighted that the Prime Minister (PM) Dr. Moeketsi Majoro made a plea to businesses operating
in Lesotho to make contributions, in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are extremely grateful to the companies that have come to our assistance,
made a contribution towards the fight against Covid-19 which is not easy to combat. I was not expecting something like this, so I am gratified to see the
innovation of this washing stations, I suppose the bank has paid dearly for this equipment,” Sekatle stated. He noted that there are number of things that need to be done, saying companies need to invest in the
campaign of fighting against Covid-19. “We need vaccines, we also need many other facilities towards a healthier society, and these gifts before us will go
a long way towards elimination of the pandemic,” he acknowledged. Speaking at the handover ceremony FNB Head of Marketing and Communication Masakoane Marakabei indicated
that as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to pose a global health risk, they found it necessary to part take in its control. “We saw an opportunity to support MoH with these 15 washing stations.
The wash stations will continuously remind the public to wash hands regularly and to adhere to the safety Covid-19 protocols,” she added. According to FNB Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) Delekazi Mokebe, the bank is proud to have been able to assist the MoH in the fight against Covid-19. “In Sesotho, we say ‘lehlanya lea bokaneloa’ and we believe that together as a nation we can minimize
the spread of this pandemic when we follow the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines. We fully support the efforts of the MoH in protecting lives against Covid-19,” said Mokebe.