Chinese power company TBEA has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth GH¢100,000 to the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), as part of measures to support the power transmitter in fighting spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, several corporate organisations in the country have adopted plans to ensure business continuity while ensuring the safety of workers and stakeholders.
GRIDCo has been one of the many companies at the forefront of propagating the right messaging and awareness about coronavirus, both for staff and external stakeholders. The company has instituted strict measures around social distancing, safety measures at the workplace, and an efficient working from home policy to ensure it continues to carry out its mandate of uninterrupted power supply to its customers.
The donation by TBEA will complement structures already put in place by the company to ensure employees are able to work efficiently despite setbacks from the pandemic. The items donated included nose masks, hand sanitisers, gloves and liquid soap.
Receiving the PPEs, Chief Executive of the Ghana Grid Company, Jonathan Amoako-Baah said: “TBEA is an important partner in Ghana’s power sector, and we are grateful for their support. We always aim, as a company, to ensure enhanced safety and protection for our employees while they go about their duties, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic era. The PPEs will be put to appropriate use for the benefit of all”.
Commenting during the presentation, TBEA Vice President Jia Xiaohui said: “GRIDCo is an essential player in Ghana’s power sector, and it is important for its workers and contractors to be protected in their daily operations. We are confident that these items will contribute significantly in ensuring business continuity for the national grid.”
TBEA is a leading power company, headquartered in China, with international experience in power supply and grid development throughout the world. The company is currently undertaking power expansion projects in Ghana, in partnership with the Ghana Grid Company.