By The Coast Newspaper team
The Mombasa based Rotary clubs through its District 9212 office joined hands in combating the global threat of the spread of Covid19 virus by donating over 200 water tanks, metallic stands and detergent to the coastal counties of Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi.
The gesture is in line with World Health Organization advice that washing hands among other measures is one of the primary weapon that prevents the spread of this very contagious virus that has put the world on a break mode.
Mombasa Governor who was the chief guest during the handing over ceremony held at his office said that the donations of the water stations has come at the optimum time where residents county governments all over the country are running out of resources in this fight.
“There is no better time than this time, in fact the community need us more this Covid19 time than any other time. I truly appreciate this noble gesture by rotarians in Mombasa and pass our appreciation to Mr. Otin” added Joho
The rotary District Governor Mr. Joe Otin through his speech read by Assistant Governor Madam Rose Chege said that as rotarians serving the community is our daily endeavor and we are driven by our motto of Service above Self.
‘The Rotary family in Kenya started this initiative and these coastal counties are second beneficiaries after Nairobi, one of the covid19 hotspot county in the country. We shall work closely with both National and County governments Covid19 emergency committee and be assured of our support”, said Rose Chege.
Rotary International world over is known for its humanitarian activities to alleviate human suffering and economic empowerment.
In this regard the Rotary Club of Mombasa Downtown headed by President Hassan Mbondo donated bar soaps to complement the water station provided by the District.
The handing over ceremony was also graced by Members of Parliament i.e. Abdulswamad Nassir and Mishi Mboko of Mvita and Likoni respectively, Mombasa Senator Mohamed Faki, Mombasa businessman Suleiman Shahbal among other dignitaries.