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Ambo Mineral to distribute sanitizers for free

Ambo Mineral to distribute sanitizers for free

In an effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Ambo Mineral Water, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, is set to produce hand sanitizer products and donate them to the population free of charge.

The company is also to look at different ways, where it can help the nation slow the spread of the virus across the nation, now in the midst of a national emergency with limited resources.

“We have produced 10,000 liters of our high quality sanitizer products and we will donate them to our employees, our neighbors, specifically those who cannot afford such products in Ambo, Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa and Sebeta and we plan to produce an additional 20,000 litters of these products,” Tafesse Refera, the Public Affairs and Communication Manager of Ambo Mineral Water Share company told The Reporter.

Moving forward, Tafesse said, if the interest in our product grows, as expected, the company will look at commercializing the product or look at ways to produce at cost.

 “The effort of Ambo, an important partner within our city is exemplary. It is to be commended,” Mayor Sahalu Derebsa told The Reporter. “While we recognize the challenge we expect to face is huge, we hope other companies will use their innovation and means to be great corporate citizens like them.”

The product was launched in the City of Ambo, the natural home of the product, in the presence of the Mayor and officials from the Red Cross.

Ambo was founded in 1930 by the Ethiopian government.