Kenya donates a total of Ksh.300 million to the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund and the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
In an announcement by Ababu Namwamba, the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Ministry of Foreign Affairs the gift is essential for a vow by President Uhuru Kenyatta to help in fighting the novel COVID in the mainland.
“On our part as a member of the Africa Union and person to the pledge made by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya has donated $2 million (Ksh.200 million) to the Africa Union COVID-19 response fund and pledged a further $ 1 million (Ksh.100 million) to support the Africa CDC,” said Mr. Namwamba.
The gift, as indicated by the CAS, is inside the system of the choice by the African Union to set up a planned mainland methodology in fighting COVID-19.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has just swore to contribute clinical hardware worth $4 million (Ksh.400 million) to help African nations and another $2 million dollars to the Africa CDC.
The African Union COVID-19 Response Fund was established by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat in March 2020, “with the aim of strengthening the continental response to COVID-19.”
The fund, according to the African Union website, will “boost the capacity of the Africa CDC to support response to public health emergencies across the continent; support the procurement and distribution of essential COVID-19 medical equipment and supplies and mobilize rapid response by Member States; and Mitigate its socio-economic and humanitarian impact on African populations.”