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Lusaka: BORDA and partners donate new public handwashing stations

The handover ceremony at Chibolya Police Station in Lusaka

New Facilities & Public Awareness Support Handwashing

BORDA Zambia in collaboration with Circus Zambia, Lucy Mlewa Memorial Foundation and CSR Network Zambia donated 15 foot-operated 100 litre handwashing facilities and 63 containers of liquid hand soap to the Lusaka City Council to aid in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Complementing the donation of physical goods was a public awareness campaign, which distributed a total of 100 posters with instructions on correct handwashing in the target communities.

The handover ceremony took place on Tuesday 5 May 2020 at Chibolya Police Station in Lusaka. Officiating the event, His Worship the Mayor of Lusaka Mr Miles Sampa expressed his appreciation of the donations and the helping hand offered to the government in its campaign against COVID-19, which is proving to be a mammoth task. BORDA Zambia and partners were given the opportunity to make a few remarks regarding their contributions. Many people attended the event, including the officers from Chibolya Police Post, community members, representatives from the Lusaka City Council, and media personnel from Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and MUVI TV.

Prior to the handover ceremony, BORDA Zambia and Circus Zambia identified specific locations for the handwashing facilities. These were chosen based on a needs assessment and included markets, health posts and police stations in three of Lusaka’s low-income peri-urban areas as well as the central business district. After the handover ceremony was concluded, BORDA Zambia and Circus Zambia with the assistance of representatives from the Lusaka City Council distributed the handwashing facilities, soap and public awareness posters to their respective locations.

Hygiene Sensitivity: The New Normal

We recognise that living with COVID-19 is now the new normal, which means fighting the virus does not stop with handwashing facilities. It requires every person to be hygiene sensitive every day – constantly washing hands, wearing masks at all times in all public places, and always practicing social distancing. Together, we can keep our communities safer and healthier.

Thanks to the Lusaka City Council’s collaboration with BORDA and partners, several communities received handwashing stations to aid in the fight against COVID-19

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