Co-founder of Alibaba pledged support to all 54 African countries

Ghana has received its consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and COVID-19 test kits which were donated by wealthy Asian businessman, Jack Ma.

Gabon, Ghana, Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo make up the third batch of countries to receive their share of the materials.

This was revealed in a Twitter post by Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali, who is working in partnership with him to distribute the items to the beneficiary countries.

However, the government is yet to make any official comment on this development.

Earlier in March, the Alibaba co-founder announced that he would donate a total of 1.1 million testing kits, six million masks, and sixty thousand protective suits and face shields to all 54 African countries.

He is working in partnership with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to

 Jack described the task as “a tough job during such a difficult time. Together, we can do this!”

The first shipment was dispatched to Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti on March 23, 2020.

The next batch of COVID-19 materials was sent to South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Sudan, Togo and Nigeria.

Ma has continually sent gifts of PPEs and test kits to affected countries during the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

So far, some recipients include; Latin America, Rwanda, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, the Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and a host of others.