Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL), the major fuel importer has set aside K50 million this yearfor this it’s2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative targeting education and health sectors.
PIL General Manager Enwell Kadango disclosed this during the handover of medical items worth K5 million to Chikwawa District Hospital, a firstbeneficiary of the CSR program this year
Kadango said PIL education and health sector as its Cooperate Social responsibility focus this year.
“PIL has collaborated with the Ministry of Health such that we will see a few heath institutions benefiting from such donations and apart from health sector will also assist education sector,” said Kadango.
He said PIL recognizes the importance of the two sectors hence its focus.
“Last year PIL set aside K50 million for the two sectors whereby we made a donation to different public health and education facilities across the country as we believe that health and education are very critical sectors to socio-economic development of this country,” he said
He called other private sector to continue providing assistance to the public facilities.
“We know there are many other companies and organizations that are assisting in one way or another with various materials. We believe together we can mount a big force that would surely fill this gap because government alone may not afford to assist everyone,” he said.
Receiving the items Chikwawa District Commissioner Fred Movete thanked PIL for the assistance which he said will go a long way in improving
“Lack of medical equipment like the one that we have received today remains a challenge in most public health facilities therefore PIL donation will go a long way in the provision of quality health services at this hospital,” said Movete.
The item donated comprises of Digital thermometers ,BP machines ,medicine trolleys, suction unit ,nebulizing machines among others.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :