Top African financial service technology company, OPay, and leading web browser and software company in Opera, has donated 100,000 face masks to the the government of Ghana through the Ministry of Health.
The donation is aimed at supporting government in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Minister for Health, the Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari expressed gratitude to the company for their support to the country.
He noted that even though the numbers in COVID-19 cases in the country are dropping, it is very significant that OPay have decided to continue to support government through this donation.
He said health workers across the country still need face shields and other PPE to protect themselves even though the numbers in COVID-19 cases have significantly decreased.
Currently, Ghana’s COVID-19 active cases stands at 842 with 125 new cases as of September 9th 2020. Overall, Ghana has recorded a total of 45,313 COVID-19 cases 283 deaths.
On his part, OPay’s Director of Wallets Expansion, Anglophone Africa, Mr. Joseph Yendork, noted that “OPay has benefited from a vivid market in West Africa and we are committed to serving future customers and markets in Ghana. As the Government of Ghana continues to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the country, it is important for companies in the private sector to join in support. Our frontline medical workers are the real heroes here and as such need all the support they can get”.
As a fintech company which is incubated by Opera, OPay recently announced a GHC750,000 equivalent fund in Nigeria to provide medical supplies to frontline health workers as well as relief support for the less privileged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Soon to launch in Ghana, OPay is a leading mobile Koney and financial technology platform in West Africa, dedicated to accelerating financial inclusion through technology.
The company currently has a network of 300,000 agents, five million registered users and an ever-increasing range of financial related services including banking, airtime, data, cable and power utility subscription.