Diamond Cement Group has presented a cheque of GH₵100,000 to the Covid-19 National Trust Fund to support government’s effort in curbing the spread of coronavirus.
In addition, the Group earlier donated a total of 250 tonnes of cement worth GH₵150,000 towards the rehabilitation of isolation centres across the country.
The donation, according to the Group, is also to aid the effort of the frontline service providers and more importantly provide support to the vulnerable during this period of the pandemic.
A top delegation from the Diamond Cement Group including the Chairman, Mr Mukesh Patel, Mr Himesh Patel, a Director and Mr BVK Raju, the General Manager were present at the Ministry of Information in Accra on Tuesday to present the cheque.
The delegation was accompanied by Rev. Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, Executive Secretary of the Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana (CMAG), who was on hand to endorse the donation as Diamond Cement Group is a member of CMAG.
The gesture by the Group brings to total a whooping GH₵1.25 million as donations from cement manufacturers in Ghana.
Presenting the cheque to the Minister of Information, the Chairman of the Diamond Cement Group, Mr. Mukesh Patel, said the group saw the need to donate to the fund considering how crucial we all need to work together to help minimize the negative impact of the pandemic on economic activities.
Mr Patel commended the government for taking giant steps towards preventing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and urged the entire citizens to follow the protocols outlined by the government to avoid a possible spread.
He said he was hopeful that the cement donated will be used for its intended purpose of refurbishing isolation centres for effective coronavirus case management.
The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, thanked the Diamond Cement Group and members of the Cement Manufacturers Association for their commitment in supporting the Government to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.