De Beers Group Contributed Fund across Namibia and Botswana to Fight against Coronavirus
News Desk, News Nation 360 : De Beers Group announced that it will contribute $2,500,000 across Botswana and Namibia to aid the response to the COVID-19 crisis.
De Beers Group is a 50/50 joint venture partner with both Botswana and Namibia in the recovery and sorting of rough diamonds. Its contribution in both countries forms part of a larger effort across De Beers Group’s four producing countries including Canada and South Africa to support governments and communities in the procurement of medical supplies, logistical support, vulnerability assessment support plans, food security for vulnerable households, water supply to communities, community COVID-19 awareness and education, and local clinical support. De Beers Group has designed a comprehensive Community Response Plan (CRP) to provide the most effective and relevant support to host communities. The CRP has been developed through engagement with the community, traditional and faith leaders, and government agencies to understand their needs and ensure De Beers Group is providing the right support at the right time, both during the pandemic and into the vital economic recovery phase. Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group said that with
their contribution of $2,500,000, De Beers is supporting the unprecedented efforts of healthcare professionals, community leaders and all those confronting COVID-19 in the countries and communities in which they live and work. They have refocused their business in their host communities to support the response to the pandemic and their priorities are clear - prepare communities for the crisis, support the emergency response and be a partner in economic recovery.
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Report : Anustup Kundu