Two Chinese companies, Keda Ceramics Ghana Limited, and Sunda Ghana Limited, have teamed up in donating to the Ghana COVID-19 National Trust Fund.
The two companies on Tuesday, April 7, presented an amount of Ghc 500,000 to the Fund.
The cheque being presented to the Chief of Staff (right)
They also donated Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) worth Ghc 100,000 to the Fund.
The donation ceremony took place at the Jubilee House, the seat of Government in Accra.
Prior to the April 7 donation, the two companies that have over the years taken their corporate social responsibility very seriously, donated to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and the University of Ghana, Hospital.
Sunda Ghana is a subsidiary of Sunda International, dealers in fast moving consumer goods while Keda Ceramics is a leader in the ceramics industry.
The donations were received on behalf of the State by Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei Opare.
Making a short remark to present the items and the cash, Li Wei, Managing Director of Keda Ceramics Ghana, observed that his outfit was really impressed with government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic so far.
According to him, Sunda Ghana and Keda Ceramics were deeply committed to supporting government in every way possible in the fight against Covid-19.
He says “In our effort to support the government in bringing the situation under control, we are making a cash donation of up to Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH? 500,000.00) and goods of up to One Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH? 100,000.00) to the COVID-19 Trust Fund established by the President to aid in the purchase of necessary equipment, PPEs and to help restrain the spread of the virus for the protection of our front-line health workers.”
The Chief of Staff on behalf of Government, thanked the two companies for their kind supports and commended them for being amongst the first to donate to the Noguchi centre.
She noted that the donations would go a long way to support the national fight against Covid-19, highlighting how the pandemic has had adverse effects on businesses. The Chief of Staff was happy to note comments made by the Sunda boss Nr Victor Zhang indicating that Sunda would be interested in establishing more factories after the COVI-19 pandemic had subsided
Mr Wei admitted that businesses were facing trying times but says Sunda Ghana Keda Ceramics were both concerned about saving lives.