Local business joins Covid-19 fight

2020-04-15 06:03
The Kenworth Group on Wednesday (08/04) embarked on a campaign to sanitise shack dwellings in the Caleb Motshabi settlement and the taxi rank in Bloemfontein to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). From the left are Kabelo and Bonolo Mathosa, Freddie Kenney (Kenworth group), Sinki Leshabane (Mabube Tumelo Project) and Ben Moseme (C-Squared).The initiative was supported by the Mangaung Metro Municipality and selected business.Photos: Teboho Setena

The Kenworth Group on Wednesday (08/04) embarked on a campaign to sanitise shack dwellings in the Caleb Motshabi settlement and the taxi rank in Bloemfontein to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). From the left are Kabelo and Bonolo Mathosa, Freddie Kenney (Kenworth group), Sinki Leshabane (Mabube Tumelo Project) and Ben Moseme (C-Squared).The initiative was supported by the Mangaung Metro Municipality and selected business.Photos: Teboho Setena

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The Kenworth Group in Bloemfontein has thrown its weight behind the government’s campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Bloemfontein.

The group took the initiative to sanitise shack dwellings in the Caleb Motshabi township and clean up heaps of waste in the same settlement.

This followed the Free State government declaring Bloemfontein the epicentre of the contagious virus since its detection in the province where the virus has claimed the lives of at least three people.

The group embarked on a five-day campaign to sanitise and clean to eliminate health threats. This drive was also extended to the Bloemfontein taxi rank located in the city’s CBD.

The sanitisation and clean-up campaign started on Wednesday (08/04).

Freddie Kenney, the group’s managing director, said the group voluntarily undertook the campaign to create a healthy environment.

“We deemed it fit to work with and aid the government in the fight to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). The campaign was not only sanitisation of dwellings but also making occupants aware of the importance of social distancing and washing hands with soap, which is key in preventing infections.

“As a company we decided to lead the campaign in this informal settlement because people here are the most vulnerable to the disease. The level of poverty arising from unemployment exposes the threat of not only Covid-19 but other illnesses,” said Kenney.

According to Kenney, there is a huge demand to create opportunities for self-development and awareness in the Caleb Motshabi township.

“We have assigned a team of 92 youth, some of whom reside in the settlement. We would like to pay each of them a stipend for this sanitation initiative,” said Kenney.

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