CHAMBISHI, Zambia, June 6 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese enterprise, Chambishi Copper Smelter (CSS), has donated materials for fighting COVID-19 to an animal sanctuary, Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, in Chingola mining district on the Copperbelt province.
The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage is a home of chimpanzees, following the outbreak of COVID-19 management has temporarily closed the site for tourism.
This has resulted into failure by the institution to generate money to procure disinfectants aimed at fighting the pandemic.
The CCS through the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) donated hand-washing liquid soap and disinfectants to help management at the orphanage to protect its workers against the pandemic.
The CCS deputy CEO Xu Laixiang who handed over the donation said the company had been committed to supplementing Zambian government's efforts towards the fight against the pandemic.
"We are aware of the challenges the orphanage has been facing in providing a conducive environment amid the pandemic," he said.
And Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage general manager Innocent Mulenga said due to the closure of the tourist site, it was difficult to generate money to buy materials such as sanitizers.
Mulenga thanked the CCS for coming on board to procure the assorted sanitizers and soaps, adding that the gesture would go a long way in protecting both management and the animals from the pandemic.
Meanwhile, ZEMA Northern Region Manager Frederick Muyano said the donation will go a long way in helping the orphanage alleviate some of the challenges it is facing.