By Staff Reporter
Norton Legislator Honarable Temba Mliswa has hailed Cangrow Trading, a local company which manufacturers RAHA cooking oil for extending heartfelt donations worth one million dollars aimed at assisting local community during lockdown period.
Speaking at a handover ceremony held at RAHA manufacturing centre this Sunday in Norton, Honarable Mliswa said the corporate organization made a tremendous contribution in prioritizing the community where it is stationed. Says the donation marks a rare occasion in the country for a corporate organization to make an outstanding contribution to the community during times of needy.
“I would like to applaud RAHA for the amazing donations it has made to the people of Norton were it is stationed. This has never happened in the country for a corporate organization to make a huge donation of that amount to the entire community where it is stationed,it has never happened in Zimbabwe for a company to give 4000 liters of cooking oil to the community,” he reiterated.
The donations comprised two fully advanced remote controlled beds, 750 N95 masks, 250 litres of disinfectant, 10 000 pieces latex gloves, 10 units of buckets with taps, adult Nasal prongs, 300 pieces, 320 boxes of RAHA 12 by 2litres and nine wheelchairs.
The Member of Parliament added that some organizations are seen going to launch their COVID-19 donations to the presiduum instead of coming straight to the community in the manner of RAHA’s engagement. RAHA made direct engagement with the community where it is stationed.
“We are seeing people and companies making donations to the top so that they might be seen by the President but RAHA have here today prioritized its community. This is the kind of support which the President called for in fighting COVID-19.”
Ankiti Jain Managing Director of RAHA expressed delight at extending a worthwhile donation to the community saying the current health predicament calls for collaborations in the fight against COVID-19.
“We made our donation in Norton where we operate, this is our humble contribution to the society. We say that we are together in the fight against COVID-19 which is the first in 100 years the crisis has happened.”
The handover ceremony was attended by members of the COVID-19 taskforce team in the constituency, church leaders and some members of the civic society.