Bars and restaurants will get support from the Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL). They have released a recovery plan of Sh330 million.
The funding will aid bars and restaurants to adapt to the new normal of working while dealing with Covid-19.
According to the KBL Acting Sales Director, Joel Kamau, bars and restaurants constitutes a critical part of the hospitality industry. KBL is committing to alleviating the safety and comfort of their customers and boost the trade during this critical time.
The Kenya Breweries Limited is set to benefit over 11, 000 outlets by providing Sanitizer dispensing units, hygiene kits, and personal protection equipment such as gloves and masks.
In addition, the funding will let bars and restaurants to acquire mobile bars and outdoor equipment. It will also enable the establishment of partnership with cashless systems and online reservations.
The firm further says it will extend its value chain to include around 44, 000 retailers and 47, 000 farmers.
Cry of entertainment sector
Earlier on, the Kenyan artists, bars and restaurant owners cried to the government stating that they had not been helped since the pandemic began. Some of the artists stated that the government has not provided funds for them to sustain themselves.
This information is yet to be verified by HELLO NEWS although we have spotted some videos on social media of artists claiming they have not received money to sustain themselves.