Davis & Shirtliff Zambia has donated 101 five-kilogram buckets of Granular chlorine valued at slightly over K60,000 to World Vision Zambia towards the flood and cholera response in Zambia that World Vision Zambia is implementing.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at World Vision Zambia National Office this morning in Lusaka, Davis and Shirtliff Managing Director Jonathan Mainga said his team is honoured to partner with World Vision Zambia in responding to the recently experienced floods and cholera outbreak in the country.
“As a company coming from the water sector, we thought the most convenient way to respond to such crises is to make the water safe by chlorinating the drinking and wastewater (that needs to be treated),” he said.
Mr. Mainga further thanked World Vision Zambia for welcoming Davis and Shirtliff and accepting the donation.
And World Vision National Director John Hasse applauded Davis and Shirtliff for being an all-weather partner in water and sanitation programs across the country where the organization is working to help 800,000 people to have clean water over the next few years.
Mr. Hasse also explained that World Vision Zambia has called on its partners to help with the flood and cholera victims and Davis & Shirtliff has heard this call.
“World Vision Zambia as an organisation acknowledges the significance of partners in transforming the lives of vulnerable children and particularly responding to emergencies such as the current flood situation. This is why we are thankful to Davis and Shirtliff for their partnership and normal Corporate Social Responsibility giving,” he said.
Mr. Hasse said the granular chlorine would go a long way in providing clean water to the displaced flood victims until they are brought back to their homes.
‘’Davis & Shirtliff has come on board to provide clean and safe drinking water to bring hope, safe and clean water to some of those 400,000 Zambians that have been displaced because of the floods,’’ he added.