Social Responsibility in COVID 19 Pandemic
The World Health Organization declared Corona Virus a Global Pandemic in early March of this year. The Ministry of Public Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. Health authorities said tests found that a Congolese national, who had recently returned to Kinshasa from his residence in France had tested positive for the virus. The silver lining is that a fraction of the people with the reported cases has since recovered while the rest are in stable condition.
Company Support to Local Communities during COVID 19 pandemics has been at the helm of 2020 ever since the pandemic was declared to be existing in democratic republic of congo as the company started to support the local communities that have been deriving their income from Tourism industry including the local Porters, Guides in Various national parks that is Virunga National Park & kahuzi Biega National park that is known to be the home for the primates. All Congo primate Safaris either lead you to the eastern democratic republic of congo or Kinshasa for Bonobos trekking.
The effects of COVID-19 have provided an unprecedented stress test of corporate social responsibility. In every crisis, there are risks and opportunities and this is what we see in our research thus far. Week by week, a rising number of companies have faced exposure to stakeholder criticism over their social practices, and simultaneously, companies across all sectors have taken the opportunity to further embed themselves into the social fabric of the communities where they operate.
Car Rental Congo extended a hand to the few locals known by the company operations manager Moses in Goma to render assistance in offering some food, but we are happy that the government took all the necessary measures to reduce the spread of the disease.
The Company continues to encourage people can take action to prevent the disease through simple, day-to-day measures to have COVID 19 free measure society.
- These include regular handwashing with soap and water; if it comes to congo , If you want people to wash their hands with soap and water, you need to provide them with soap and water. The reality here is many simply don’t have access to either.
- coughing into a tissue or a bent elbow,
- being sure to safely dispose of the tissue afterward;
- maintaining a social distance of at least one meter,
- particularly if that person is coughing;
- avoiding touching the eyes, nose, and mouth;
- seeking medical attention early if a person develops a fever or cough.