The Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) is calling up all retailers, wholesalers and the entire business community to rally behind Government in the fight against the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
Government recently invited the business community and private sector to extend a hand in the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines which require close to US$100m.
This is therefore an opportunity for businesses to come to the party and play a critical role in saving the masses that also double up as their consumers.
It is critical to note that this is a war situation where close collaboration regardless of political inclination remains critical in defeating this pandemic. Business should always emulate yesteryear business people like the late Mr Machipisa who was instrumental in the Liberation struggle and this is a chance for businesses and the private sector to make a difference.
One person saved through vaccines procurement is one potential customer retained.
This is the time where the sanctity of life should be put forward ahead of profit gains and this is a fight we must win and this can only be achieved if there is close collaboration between Government, retailers, wholesalers and the business community as whole.
There is no amount of financial assistance that is small and donations and contributions for this initiative can be sent directly to the following National Disaster Fund accounts and Mobile Wallets:-
Account Name: National Disasters Fund Account
BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER CURRENCY CBZ 21537300057 USD
CBZ 21537300077 ZAR
CBZ 21537300047 ZWL
MOBILE NETWORK BILLER CODES
Account Name: National Disasters Fund Account NETWORK BILLER CODE
CZR President Denford Mutashu