The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) on Tuesday made a cheque donation of US$250,000 to the Ghana’s Covid-19 National Trust Fund, established to curb the potential spread of the virus and, assist in the welfare of poor and vulnerable persons in the country.
George Agyekum Nana Donkor, President, EBID, who presented the cheque to the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Covid-19 Trust Fund, Justice Sophia Akuffo at the Presidency, said the EBID was deeply concerned about the unfolding impact of the deadly scourge in an already fragile social and economic environment.
Accompanied by Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta and officials of EBID, Mr Donkor said so far, the ECOWAS region accounts for the third largest number of confirmed cases in Africa, and projected to peak in the coming weeks.
The President of EBID had earlier on Tuesday, paid a solidarity visit to the Ken Ofori-Atta in his office within the framework of the bank’s support to Ghana Government’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
At the same ceremony, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), through its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hassan Tampoli, also presented a cheque of ¢2,000,000 as the company’s donation to the Trust Fund.
Consar Limited led by Gianluca Ramella, Deputy Managing Director of the construction company presented a cheque of ¢100,000 to the Covid-19 Trust Fund.
Additionally, Ernest Chemist, a prominent Ghanaian Pharmaceutical company, through its Brands Communications Manager, Sharon Anim, also presented a cheque of ¢100,000 to the Trust Fund.
Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), a Transmission Utility Company, through its Board Chair, Kabral Blay Amihere, presented a ¢200,000 cheque as the Company’s donation to the Covid-19 Trust Fund.
Mahesh Shah, MD, DE United Foods Industries Ghana Limited (Indomie), on behalf of the company, presented a cheque of ¢500,000, in addition to products worth ¢500,000.
Also, GB Foods (Gino Tomatoes) made a cheque donation of ¢100,000 and ¢250,000 worth of Gino and other Products.
Jay Kay Industries and Investments Limited, Pawan Aidasani, and PJS Group (RED EAGLE RICE), presented a cheque of ¢100,000, and 100 Veronica buckets/standing worth ¢50,000, and a cheque of ¢50,000 as well as ¢15,000 worth of Rice, respectively.
And K. K. Peprah Roofing Company Limited, led by Dr. K. K. Peprah, and Nana Yaa Konadua, presented a cheque of ¢60,000.
In her response to all the donors, Justice Sophia Akuffo expressed Government’s appreciation to their kind gesture, and assured that the monies and the products will be put to good use.