Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, received the cheque on behalf of the government.

Leading online sports betting provider, Betway, has presented a cheque for GH¢150,000 to the government’s Covid-19 Trust Fund, to help lessen the effect of the spread of the virus in Ghana.

Betway, which operates in Ghana as Sports Betting Group Ghana Limited, donated the sum when its Director and Board Secretary, Dr. Kweku Ainuson  led a team from the organisation to the  Information Ministry on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, received the cheque on behalf of the government in the presence of Magnus Rex Danquah Jnr, Betway’s Country Manager in Charge of Operations and Kwabena Oppong-Nkrumah who is also Country Manager in Charge of Marketing.

Speaking to the media after the presentation, Dr Kweku Ainuson, said, “As the country continues to be in lockdown, we are all experiencing the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are committing GH¢150,000 to help fight Covid-19 as well as its related challenges.

“The funds will support government’s food relief efforts and other supplies that may be needed to eradicate the virus,” he added.

Betway, in its bid to provide for people in the local communities, has also made a donation to a local charity to provide food and water to communities across the country.

The sports betting company through its social media platforms, continues to educate its players and the general public on social distancing and maintaining personal hygiene in our communities.