President Akufo-Addo has lauded the Trustees of the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund for leading the path to glory in a difficult time for the country.
He said the project is a good example of the generous Ghanaian spirit that has been exhibited since the onset of the coronavirus crisis.
“This is a world-class facility, which serves as an example of co-operation between the public and private sectors in our country,” he said.
The president said this in his first address to the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic since he came out of isolation.
It was his 14th address to update the nation on the nation’s battle against the novel coronavirus.
The 100-bed Ghana Infectious Diseases Centre at the Ga East Municipal Hospital which was completed in 100 days was handed over on Friday.
The project was conceived and executed by a group of private-sector people, with the support of government and the Ghana Armed Forces.
The donors for the project include the Bank of Ghana, Association of Bankers GNPC, Fidelity Bank, Ecobank, Ghana National Gas Company, CH Group, Legend and Glass Aluminium Systems, and Tropical Cable and Conductors.
“I extend to the trustees and members of the Covid-19 Private Sector Fund, the profound gratitude of the nation,” he said.
The nominated Trustees of the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund are Anthony Oteng-Gyasi (Chairman, Tropical Cable & Conductor Ltd), Edward Effah (Chairman, Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd), Kwaku Bediako (Director, CH Group), John Taylor (CEO, Woodfield Energy Resources Ltd), Omane Frimpong (Chairman, Wilkins Engineering Ltd), Kwame Ofosu Bamfo (Managing Director, Bamson Group).
The others are Kwabena Adjei (Group Chairman, Kasapreko), Thomas Svanikier (Chairman, Svani Group Ltd), Kwasi Twum (CEO, The Multimedia Group), Senyo Kwasi Hosi (CEO, Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors), Julie Essiam (Commissioner, Ghana Revenue Authority).
Lauding the efforts of the Trustees the president said, “it is the reality of the progress of the virus in our country, the measures we have taken to cope better, and the regular consultations with relevant stakeholders, that informed government’s decision, over a month ago, to embark on a strategic, controlled, progressive, safe easing of restrictions to get our lives and economy back to normal.”
- Government to face difficult refinancing options in repaying maturing T-Bills – Report
- Ayew brothers dropped as Inaki Williams starts for Black Stars in Nicaragua clash
- 3rd-year Mechanical Engineering student tells story of how he begged for a plate of food
- Aisha Huang denied bail again as judge calls on judiciary to help save water bodies
- Fatawu Issahaku scores debut goal as Black Stars record narrow win over Nicaragua
- Player Ratings: Black Stars beat Nicaragua in Spain
- Luv News uncovers degradation of Tano Nimri Forest Reserve
- ‘Nicaragua won’t be as tough as Brazil’ – Otto Addo
- Pressure mounts on government to scrap SIM re-registration deadline
- Kirani Ayat calls out Akufo-Addo, Tourism Ministry after promo video featured shots from his ‘Guda’ visuals
- The future of finance: regulatory insights from 2 fintech reports
- SSNIT pension scheme continues to post negative return on investments; records -12.6% return in quarter 1 – Report
- Fetish priest sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for defrauding with fake currency
- Man gets 8 years for hacking cousin he accused of stealing fish from soup
- Reach out, show love and compassion to the needy – KABAKA Foundation chairman urges
- Over 1000 children at Tepa enjoy free NHIS registration
- Ghana needs support of Diasporan community to advance industrialisation – Alan Kyerematen
- NDC dissociates itself from Akufo-Addo’s booing; says incident reflects mood of Ghanaians
- Four envoys present credentials to President Akufo-Addo
- We are receiving threats of contract termination – School Feeding Caterers
- IMF sounds alarm on UK tax cut plans
- Malawi’s John Chilembwe gets statue in London’s Trafalgar Square
- Medical and Dental Council’s directive only applies to students who are yet to graduate – Dr. Banyubala
- We provided opportunities for medical students from Ukraine to enroll in Ghanaian universities – Dr. Banyubala
- Galamsey takes over rice farms in Upper Denkyira East