The Mansour Group, a Cairo-based family-owned global conglomerate, has announced commitments totaling $11 million in support of efforts to combat COVID-19.
Commitments from subsidiary units of the group include $3.2 million (50 million Egyptian pounds) from Al Mansour Automotive, a General Motors distributor, to the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), ambulances, ventilators, and other medical equipment, and $3.3 million (51.5 million Egyptian pounds) from Al Mansour Holding Company for Financial Investments in support of the Egyptian government's response to the virus, including $1.6 million from Mansour Group co-chair Youssef Mansour.
In addition, Palm Hills Developments, a Mansour Group subsidiary, has provided one of its hotel properties in Cairo as a quarantine center, pledged to cover the expenses of patients, medical teams, and staff hosted there, and awarded $320,000 (5 million Egyptian pounds) to the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and $158,000 (2.5 million Egyptian pounds) to address the needs of ten thousand families affected by the virus. Elsewhere, Manfoods, another group subsidiary, is providing medical supplies, including PPE, to quarantine hospitals in Egypt, while Mansour Automotive Company East Africa awarded $21,000 (80 million Ugandan Shillings) and ten Hero motorcycles, valued at $10,000, to the Ugandan Ministry of Health.
"We view the contributions we are making during this challenging period as our duty, and we are proud to be carrying them out," said Mansour Group co-chair Mohamed Mansour. "It has always been part of our philosophy to give back to those in the communities in which we maintain a presence. We hope that our humble contributions help to secure the health and safety of the people in these communities. We will continue to provide additional support in other countries we operate in."