[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”62″ display=”basic_slideshow”]MaskUP campaign is picking up momentum on social media, with celebrities, media personalities, Doctors, Business men and women and many others joining the cause in order to promote consistent and proper wearing of face masks in public spaces.
Spearheaded by Musician Piksy and Arts promoter, Social Behavior Change expert Edward Kankhomba, the movement so far has a number of artists including Ace Dirty, Blakjak also known as Che Kalonda, Wakisa James and Aycee James.
Some notable names seen in a large e-poster that is updated on daily basis include SuperDT and Youth Health activist Blesssings Banda.
“Am glad that Doctors, Nurses, Police men and women have also joined in. These are some of the fields worse hit by the pandemic because of the nature of their work. These provide essential services to the nation thereby putting their lives at risk” Piksy said when contacted.
He said his song “Corona” was one of his contributions in the national response to the pandemic and that he is still has a lot more responsibilities in the national response.
“Teaming up with Edward Kankhomba adds more weight in this MaskUP campaign because his expertise in social behavior change communication, plus his influence in the entertainment and media cycles has inspired many in these influential fields to jump in,” he added.
On his part, Kankhomba, a seasoned radio presenter and producer said, “Covid 19 is preventable and the information is out there. All we need is to adhere to all preventive measures as guided by the ministry of Health.”