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REREC gives Sh2.3m to COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

By Zadock Angira
Thursday, May 14th, 2020
REREC Chairman Prof. Simon Gicharu
In summary

The Board of Directors and Management of the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) has donated Sh 2,315,000 to the Kenya COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

The donation was presented by REREC Chairman Prof. Simon Gicharu and received by the members of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Board led by Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior Dr. Fred Matiangi.

The money was raised by REREC members of staff as part of the efforts, to support the Government efforts as it continues to put in place measures aimed at controlling the spread and minimizing the effects of COVID-19 in the country.

The resources seek to support the government’s efforts in the supply of medical facilities and equipment and support for vulnerable communities with their immediate needs, including food

Dr. Matiangi appreciated the contribution made by REREC members of staff saying: “We thank you for the sacrifices that you have made, and feel very encouraged by the level of sacrifice that everyone is making across the country and most importantly proud to be Kenyan.”

The Cabinet Secretary also assured REREC members of staff and all Kenyans that every shilling that they have given will be used for what it was intended.

Prof Gicharu said REREC Board of Directors is doing everything it can to ensure that it alleviates the pain and suffering of Kenyans and that the Corporation has strengthened its capacity and continues to offer services especially at this time because provision of electricity is categorized as essential.

Speaking at the event, the Secretary of the Kenya COVID-19 Fund Kennedy Kihara said Kenyans have to come together as a country because we have a common enemy and a common enemy has a way of uniting people.

He also assured the REREC family that their contributions will be put into good use saying “everything will be done above board; every coin will be accounted for”.

The Kenya COVID-19 Fund was appointed on March 30, 2020, by President Uhuru Kenyatta and commissioned on April 2, 2020.

The principal object of the Fund is to mobilize resources for an emergency response towards containing the spread, effects and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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