LETSHEGO ESWATINI DONATES E100 000 TO FIGHT COVID-19

06 Apr 2020

LETSHEGO ESWATINI DONATES E100 000 TO FIGHT COVID-19

By Bahle Gama | 2020-04-06

 

Letshego Eswatini has joined the Group’s initiatives by lending a hand to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Letshego donated E100 000 to government and the donation was accepted by the Resource Mobilisation Committee in the presence of the Minister of Health Lizzie Nkosi.

Letshego CEO Mongi Dlamini said they were committed to assisting government in the fight against this pandemic.

“As businesses in the kingdom we want to ensure that there is limited impact on our fellow citizens,” he said.

He said they were taking proactive steps to support their customers through the emerging economic challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Letshego has offered the opportunity for its customers to apply for relief through the repayment holiday with the slow economic activity across regional markets

Meanwhile, Letshego’s Group Chief Executive Andrew Okai said the coronavirus affected everyone on an individual and economic basis.

“We need to work together and support each other to mitigate the negative impact of this pandemic within our communities. 

Letshego remains committed to doing all it can to support our customers through these tough economic times,” he said.

Okai further stated that in addition to supporting its customers, Letshego has committed more than E4.5 million (P3 million) in direct financial support to regional government relief funds and non-profit organisations across its footprint.

These funds are intended to support national efforts in preventing the spread of the virus, caring for those infected as well as sustaining local economic activity.

He also mentioned that across all its markets, Letshego would be operating with a reduced staff complement to promote the benefits of social distancing, while also encouraging customers to avoid going into branches, and rather make use of Letshego’s digital channels to access account information and apply for financial support.

“The health and wellbeing of our employees and customers remains our priority. 

We are open and available to support our customers.  Many of our people are operating from home, leveraging technology and operating via our secure digital infrastructure. 

We encourage all our customers to Stay Safe and Stay Home!  Make use of our digital access channels to access account information and apply for financial support solutions,” stated Okai. He added that Letshego would continue to partner with local government and health authorities to advocate official health guidelines, as well as aligning with international health advice from organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO).

 Employees and customers have access to the latest facts and health information in an effort to collaborate in combatting the coronavirus across Letshego’s footprint.