A leading agrochemical company in Ghana, Chemico Limited, has supported Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR)’s research activities with GH₵50,000 as the fight against the Convid-19 pandemic continues.
The company had earlier presented a cheque of GH₵100,000 to the Covid-19 National Trust Fund to support government’s effort in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
The donation, according to Chemico Limited is to support all stakeholders involved in the Covid-19 fight and most importantly considering how crucial we all need to work together to help minimize the negative impact of the pandemic on economic activities.
Receiving the donation, the Chairperson of the Fund, Madam Sophia Akuffo, commended the company for their kind gesture and promised all funds will be put to good use beginning with the most vulnerable.
Executive Secretary of Chemico Limited, Mary Degollo, accompanied by Emmanuel Sengretsi, Chief Accountant and HR Manager, were present at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research last Friday to hand over the cheque to the Institute.
Prof. Abraham Annan, Director of the Centre, who received the donation on behalf of the facility, underscored the importance of the support, observing that, for Ghana to get remedy for the threat posed by Covid-19, a lot of testing/screening needs to be done for early detection to prevent the spread from one infected person to another.
“This will go a long way for us to ensure we do our mandate well,” he said
Mrs Degollo, on behalf of the company, commended the Noguchi for the pivotal role it is playing in the Covid-19 fight and expressed the hope that the donation will go a long way to support their mandate of testing and early detection of the coronavirus and to augment Government’s effort in putting in the appropriate measures to fight the pandemic.
In a solidarity message to Ghanaians on the Covid-19 pandemic, the Director of Sales and Marketing-Chemico Ltd, Mr Prince Agyemang-Yeboah urged everyone to stand resolute together and follow protocols outlined by President Nana Akufo-Addo and his team of health experts by washing our hands regularly with soap under running water, using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, wearing face masks and if possible stay at home to prevent the spread.
“We should do this with the hope that with God all things are possible and we will get through this difficult time,” he said and commended efforts of Government and various stakeholders including the frontline health workers for their heroic role.