Wilmar Africa has presented cash and products worth GH¢1 million to support government’s efforts to check the spread of COVID 19 and also alleviate the plight of the less privileged families in our society.
The donation comprised of a GH¢100,000 cheque to the COVID-19 fund and GH¢900,000 worth of their products including Viking Rice, Frytol Vegetable Oil, Frytol seasoning, Largo soap, Jamaa soap & Alife soap.
The donation was made to the Ministry of Information and received by the sector minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on behalf of the government of Ghana during the press briefing in Accra.
The team from Wilmar Africa was led by the General Manager, Kwame Wiafe. In presenting their support, he said the GH¢100,000 cash is intended to support the COVID-19 fund established by government, while the products go the help the vulnerable in society who are the most hit by the partial lockdown.
“Wilmar Africa appreciates the effort and plans the Government continues to put in place to curb the spread of Corona virus in Ghana. As a socially responsible company, we are delighted to be partners in assisting the vulnerable especially during this lockdown period,” he said.
Receiving the donation, the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Senior Minister, Yaw Osaafo Marfo, thanked the team for their kind gesture and reaffirmed government’s commitment in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. He also assured them that the products will go a long way to alleviate the plight of the underprivileged in our society.
Wilmar International is the world’s leading integrated multinational agribusiness group with head office in Singapore and operates 850 factories in 35 countries across 5 continents including Asia & Africa and generates in excess of US$40 billion annual turnover.
In Ghana, Wilmar operates an integrated business model in the agriculture sector with holding interest in Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP), a leading oil palm plantation business and which is listed on Ghana’s Stock Exchange. The company continues to sensitize the public using various media platforms on making personal hygiene a habit and the need to stay safe during this COVID-19 season.