Zambia’s largest brewer, Zambian Breweries, has called on beer-lovers to heed government guidelines amid the resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Zambian Breweries Country Director Jose Moran said the escalation of COVID-19 cases calls for all Zambians to use caution and follow all the health guidelines issued by the government, and in particular to continue following the responsible drinking guidelines that encourage moderation and drinking from home. “Again, if you want to drink, do it from the comfort of your home,” urged Mr Moran. “The
The Zambian Breweries team, led by country director Jose Moran, was joined by Lusaka City Council representatives in Lusaka’s Chawama area to kick-off distribution of the kits on Friday (September 18), just a week after President Edgar Lungu announced the partial opening of drinking places in his speech to Parliament.
The country’s largest brewer has said the move will improve the livelihoods of bars and night club owners and contribute to the recovery of the economy, which has been hard hit by COVID-19.
“Please continue enjoying responsibly in the comfort of your home. Do not visit drinking places in this pandemic. Bars and night clubs are still closed as a precautionary measure against the virus,” says ZB Country Director Jose Moran.
Zambian Breweries in collaboration with R&G Events had announced in May that the event would be held on 10th October, 2020 in Lusaka at the R&G Arena.
The decision by Zambian Breweries is as a result of a meeting the company held with the Bars and Night Clubs Owners Association of Zambia at which it offered to buy the empty crates at K39 per crate.
Chembe BanQu is not only part of our commitment towards smart agriculture, but a way of fighting COVID-19 together with farmers.
Government has commended Zambian Breweries for empowering small-scale farmers in Luapula Province through its cassava out-grower project. Provincial Minister Hon. Nickson Chilangwa said the smart agriculture initiative had given cassava farmers in the province a sure market for their produce. “Gone are the days of cassava wastage in our province due to lack of buyers. Gone are the days when our farmers would travel several miles in search for buyers, because Zambian Breweries is on board as that reliable buyer and agro-partner,”
The donation is part of the ties cemented between Zambia’s largest brewing company and the country’s largest cement producer aimed at fighting COVID-19 at community level to safeguard a healthy nation.
The shields are the latest contribution from Zambian Breweries, which has also developed a hand sanitiser formula and is manually bottling it for donation only to healthcare workers and staff.