The Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO) has responded to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by putting in place measures to prevent the spread of the disease among its staff members. This, according to EGENCO’s Chief Executive Officer, William Liabunya, “is being done to ensure that all staff and their families are well protected and that the organization maintains a safe and healthy work environment.”
Blantyre District Environmental Health Officer, Penjani Chunda, has applauded the timely efforts made by the organization. Speaking at a two-day COVID-19 training workshop held at Mount Soche in Blantyre Chunda said that he was impressed by the immediate response of the organization to the pandemic.
“I am impressed that EGENCO takes the welfare of its staff as a core priority hence responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with due diligence.” Chunda said.
Davis Mulaphi, a committee member of EGENCO’s COVID-19 task force and a medical practitioner at Tedzani Power Station said the training has equipped members of staff to be agents of change as well as information custodians to dispatch right preventive and control measures of the disease. EGENCO responded to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by immediately suspending external travel of its members of staff, imposing a two-week self-quarantine period for all its staff members that were abroad upon their arrival in the country and instituting a committee to assess, plan and implement measures to prevent and control the spread of the disease.
The company has since embarked on a sensitization campaign for its staff members. It has also procured sanitary materials such as hand sanitizers, hand-washing soap, buckets and basins for all its stations to prevent and control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).