The Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM) has presented a cheque for GH¢250,000.00 and 270 packs of Eku Fruit Juice as its support towards the management and prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Country.
Making the donation on behalf of the Bank, the Board Chairman, Kodwo Boateng Gyenfi, said the donation was in response to the call by the President for all public-spirited Ghanaians and corporate bodies to lend a support towards the management and prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said, as a good corporate citizen, it was, indeed, a responsibility on its part to support proactive measures put in place by the government to manage a national crisis and hoped that the donation will go a long way to assist the work of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.
The Board Chairman lauded the able manner in which President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is handling the crisis and called on all Ghanaians to adhere strictly to the protocols to minimise the spreads of the virus.
On his part, the CEO of the Bank, Lawrence Agyinsam said, the bank was presenting 270 packs of the Eku Fruit Juice to support the front liners in the health sector as an appreciation of the yeoman’s job they are rendering during this crisis.
“This is the time for all Ghanaians to support the production and consumption of Made-in-Ghana goods as well as supporting the pharmaceutical sector to produce the needed medicines in the country, and Ghana Exim Bank is doing just that with our massive financing of the 1D1F projects,” he added.
Mr. Agyinsam said through our collective efforts, Ghana could become self-sufficient in no time.
Expressing her delight with the donation, the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei Opare, said the donations would help the nation curb the spread of the deadly virus and compliment the timely and responsible approach laid out by the President of the Republic in fighting the menace.
She said, out of this crisis, the ingenuity and the industriousness of the business community are at play now and many local companies are mass-producing PPE’s Sanitizers and other critical health equipment after a purposive and fruitful meeting with the President.
“I am, indeed, happy with your donations and on behalf of the President, wish Ghana EXIM Bank well in your business endeavours,” she stressed.