Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association (GRRA) Ward 6 Committee recently began producing hand sanitizers at their production facilities in Mtapa which they intend to distribute for free to the business community as part of their efforts to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Our priority as GRRA Ward 6 Committee – right now and always – is the safety and well-being of our business community and society at large. We are determined to support our government in its bid to halt the current rapid spread of COVID-19 and good hygiene remains one of the most effective options to do so,” says Spiwe Nzira, GRRA Ward 6 Chairperson.
As a result, GRRA Ward 6 Committee committed over 100 liters of sanitizers towards various residents operating small to medium enterprises that include hair salons, garages, hardware shops, tuckshops among others.
George Mutasa, a barber said this pandemic is perhaps the greatest challenge our country has faced and calls on businesses and various communities to work together to overcome the virus.
“We hope everyone will heed the President’s call to remain united and adhere to the lockdown, for all our sakes, but especially to protect the most vulnerable,” said Mutasa.
However. GRRA continues to work closely with local structures to identify these communities and support the roll-out of the sanitizers.
GRRA Executive Director, Cornilia Selipiwe said they recognized the spread of the coronavirus in the community and the failure of SMEs to follow World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 guidelines and government directives, therefore it was necessary to distribute hand sanitizers for free.