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Africa: Coca-Cola in Deal With Amref Health Africa and Nairobi Metropolitan Services

Nairobi — The Coca-Cola System in Kenya has partnered with Amref Health Africa and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in an initiative to provide COVID-19 health and safety training to bars and restaurants in Nairobi County to help control the spread of the virus and provide a safe environment for staff and customers.

“We know that it hasn’t been easy for eateries, bars and restaurants, especially those that fall under the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises category that had to close in adherence to government directives during the initial months of the pandemic. To support them to get back to business and with continuity, we are partnering with like-minded partners like NMS and Amref to invest back into these small giants of our economy who are the backbone of Kenya’s resilience,” said Ampher Apidi, Experiential Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.

“We are delighted to be part of this noble initiative that will contribute to ensuring that businesses comply with national health and safety guidelines which will also support our economy to grow again. We are empowering traders with the knowledge that enables them to operate safely while ensuring they maintain a safe space for their customers. This is being done through an easy to understand training curriculum and application of a set standard of operating procedures,” said Martin Muchangi, Amref Health Africa Program Manager.

The health and safety training campaign component, which is part of Coca-Cola’s ‘Open Like Never Before’ (OLNB) Campaign’ will be rolled out in other counties early in the year and is also providing the outlets with personal protective equipment including masks and face shields, handwashing jerrycans, sanitizers, and garden furniture to enable them to enforce the required social distancing.