Faced with the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the Guatemalan sugar mills through their social arm, Fundazucar joined with the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (AGEXPORT) to train public workers in order to support them in the implementation of prevention measures in markets and squares.
Training began for market managers and administrators on July 16th, as well as cleaning and garbage collection personnel and municipal police from said food supply centers. Training will continue in August and it is estimated that 468 public workers will be reached in 26 municipalities in the 5 departments of the South of Guatemala.
Through a letter of understanding, both institutions established an alliance to train public workers in accordance with the “Guide of Recommendations for the Operation of Markets and Public Squares and Prevention of COVID-19” prepared by AGEXPORT and delivered to the National Association Municipalities and the Guatemalan Ministry of Economy.
“Contributing to the efforts of the authorities for the prevention of COVID-19 is part of our commitment with the well-being of Guatemalan families, especially on the South of the country,” said Luis Miguel Paiz, General Manager of the Guatemalan Sugar Producers Association.
“The objective is to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on people’s health and enable economic reactivation in a sustainable way. As export sector, we have been actively supporting actions to protect people’s health and well-being, because we are convinced that only united we will succeed”, stated Amador Carballido, General Director of AGEXPORT.
“Fundazucar integrated the contents of the guide prepared by AGEXPORT into its Municipal Development Program that it has been carrying out for 25 years to contribute with local development,” said María Silvia Pineda, Executive Director of Fundazucar.