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APART from Sakunda Holdings and its loaded boss Kudakwashe Tagwirei’s US$5.5 million donation as part of a heavy package of local currency, cars and medical essentials aid, other companies also chipped with various offers.
Other companies that donated to government at a function presided over by President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House yesterday were the Beitbridge contractors who contributed US$500 000 and CBZ US$250 000.
ZB bank, businessman Ken Sharpe (pictured) and Insurance Council of Zimbabwe each donated US$50 000.
Pedzai “Scott” Sakupwanya donated US$100 000.
Sharpe said he was proud to contribute to a national cause to fight the Covid-19 pandemic which has ravaged the world, including Zimbabwe.
“In giving this donation today I represent WestProp Zimbabwe whose vision it is ‘to become the leading customer-centric private developer of exceptional properties in Zimbabwe’,” Sharpe said.
“We believe that we can make Zimbabwe great again and surely we and our investors have seen Zimbabwe is ‘open for business’.
“In line with vision 2030 we are doing our part to build literally Zimbabwe brick by brick.”
He added: “In fact we are very pleased to announce that just this week the City of Harare Council approved our development in Borrowdale for 1 000 flats and we will continue with our mission to build no less than 6 000 residential units in Harare north.
“It is my wish to leave a lasting legacy of wealth creation for the families of Zimbabwean citizens who invest with us and assisting them to build their dream homes for their families. Owning a home is the single biggest factor in stimulating the growth of an economy.
“Before talking about our donation I would like to share a personal story that recently both myself and my wife recovered from the Delta variant of Covid which is far more aggressive than the previous ones as we’ve all seen here during the very dangerous third wave.
“It is a fact that I had been vaccinated and believe as you can see I’m a strong man in good health of just under 50 years of age. However, even having observed all the Covid protocols of social distancing, without the assistance of the medicine that I took and prayers of healing from my heavenly father I’m not sure I would be standing here today.”
Sharpe said ivermectin, a drug which is now registered and approved for use in Zimbabwe, saved his life.
“I have also noticed that the retailers in the medical industry are selling these tablets for up to US$6 each, however with the assistance of Amai Mutasa I have been assured we can buy them for less than US$0.17 and therefore with our donation today of US$50 000 we will be able to purchase no less than 297 000 tablets which equates to a value at US$6 per tablet of almost US$3 million savings for the country from our small donation.
“Also we know that the last will be first and by doing this I am sure that if we use our resources collectively and be responsible stewards to increase that which we are given we will be blessed for it and many lives will be saved.”
—STAFF WRITER

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