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Leighton McKnight, advisory leader — PricewaterhouseCoopers Caribbean (Photo contributed)

PwC Jamaica donates JM$4 million to the PSOJ COVID-19 Jamaica Response Fund

Leighton McKnight, advisory leader — PricewaterhouseCoopers Caribbean (Photo contributed)

Accounting, business consultancy and tax advisory operation PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Jamaica donated JM$ 4 million to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) COVID-19 Response Fund.

The company said that it recognises that communities are at risk and the island’s health services are facing signicant challenges as they continue to respond to the impact of the coronavirus.

We believe businesses like ours have a critical role to play in filling the gaps and meeting the needs of key stakeholders,” PwC Jamaica shared in a press release.

To this end, PwC has committed the funds to two critical areas of need: food security and health services.

Earlier this month, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica announced of the launch of the COVID-19 response initiative, which it called a private, public and social sector partnership.

With collaborators such as the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS), JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, Sagicor Foundation Jamaica, the American Friends of Jamaica, the PSOJ is aiming

Accounting, business consultancy and tax advisory operation PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Jamaica donated JM$ 4 million to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) COVID-19 Response Fund.

“We are now facing challenges that are creating new norms for all of us. As we navigate this crisis together, we believe that businesses should play significant roles in helping our health services and assisting the most vulnerable in our communities.”

— Leighton McKnight, PwC Jamaica territorial leader

The company said that it recognises that communities are at risk and the island’s health services are facing signicant challenges as they continue to respond to the impact of the coronavirus.

We believe businesses like ours have a critical role to play in filling the gaps and meeting the needs of key stakeholders,” PwC Jamaica shared in a press release.

To this end, PwC has committed the funds to two critical areas of need: food security and health services.

Earlier this month, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica announced the launch of the COVID-19 response initiative, which it called a private, public and social sector partnership.

With collaborators such as the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS), JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, Sagicor Foundation Jamaica, the American Friends of Jamaica, PSOJ is aiming to mobilise and distribute resources to protect the welfare of the citizens of Jamaica.

Responding to the contribution from PwC, PSOJ President Keith Duncan expressed gratitde for the kind gesture.

Keith Duncan, president, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (Photo contributed)

“It takes us a step nearer to our goals and will help us in our fight against the impact of this pandemic. PwC’s contribution and thoughtfulness is a shining example of corporate responsibility,” he commented.

In turn, Leighton McKnight, PwC Jamaica territory leader, explained that the contribution from his organisation comes at time when COVID- 19 is having an “unprecendeted” impact on Jamaica — both the people and commununities.

“We are now facing challenges that are creating new norms for all of us. As we navigate this crisis together, we believe that businesses should play significant roles in helping our health services and assisting the most vulnerable in our communities. Collectively we can make a difference in helping the country respond to, and recover from this pandemic,” McKnight continued.