MBABANE: Zweli Martin Dlamini, the Managing editor of this Swaziland News has donated Ten Thousand Emalangeni E10, 000.00 to the Lubombo Referral Hospital health workers as a token of appreciation for risking their lives fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking to this Swaziland News, Dlamini said the health workers demonstrated love for the Nation by reporting for duty without enough working resources particularly Personal Protective Equipment(PPEs), knowing very well that their lives were in danger. The editor said he decided to contact the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union(SWADNU) Bheki Mamba and announced the donation and the President was happy with it saying they will discuss as the Executive what could be done with this amount that will motivate the health workers.
“It’s a motivation for the health workers at Lubombo Referral Hospital who risk their lives everyday fighting the COVID-19 by taking care of our relatives. They must know that as a Nation we love them and appreciate what they are doing. The health workers through their President Bheki Mamba will collectively decide on what they want to do with this donation that will make them happy” said the editor.
Dlamini urged companies to consider donating directly to the health workers as well to encourage them, emphasising the importance of making sure that the human resource was well motivated to continue fighting the pandemic.
"When you go to war, you must first make sure your soldiers are happy because they are the ones who will operate the guns, these are our soldiers in the fight against COVID-19 and we must rally behind them" the editor said.
Swaziland News editor Zweli Martin Dlamini