Leading beverage manufacturer Kasapreko Company Limited (KCL) has donated assorted drinks, water and hand sanitisers to the Manhyia Palace.

This is to complement the efforts of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in providing support to the poor and vulnerable people in lockdown areas in Greater Kumasi.

The total value of the donation was ¢40,000 and it included packs of Awake purified drinking water, assorted quantities of Royal soft drinks, 10/10 drinks, Veraldo drinks and cartons of KCL hand sanitizers.

Government as part of the measures put in place in containing the novel Coronavirus has extended the lockdown period to another two weeks in Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi allowing the movement of essential service providers

Kasapareko Company Limited is one of the few indigenous companies to produce hand sanitizers in the country after prices of the product skyrocketed when the first few cases of Covid-19 was reported.

Before the donation to the Manhyia Palace, the company had already presented quantities of hand sanitizers to the Information Ministry, 37 Military Hospital and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

Nii Ahuateh Akwetey-Kodjoe, the Territory Department Officer for KCL, said the donation is part of their corporate social responsibility aimed at touching the lives of Ghanaians.

He said more humanitarian gestures of this kind are still ongoing to other institutions.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Manhyia Palace, Baffour Yaw Boateng , Dominasehene expressed gratitude to the company for their kind gesture.

He said it will go a long way to help the poor in the lockdown communities.