GITAC commends Indian gov’t for supporting fight against COVID-19


The Ghana India Trade Advisory Chamber (GITAC) has applauded efforts of the Indian government in supporting the government of Ghana with 50,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Aside from the vaccines, India also supported the country with other PPE from the onset to date as part of measures targetted at strengthening the relationship that has existed between the two countries over many decades.

According to GITAC, these are brave and proactive measures which are highly commendable as they go a long way to help Ghanaians overcome this pandemic and encourage businesses in India, especially, to have the confidence to do business in Ghana without fear of capital loss due to COVID-19.

“Since outbreak of the pandemic in the country last year, the Commission in Ghana has been doing tremendously well to ensure Ghanaians are safe, their citizens in Ghana are safe and businesses are sustained, which is commendable. And we wish to compliment them as well as encourage them to keep doing the good work until we are completely out of the woods,” GITAC stated.

GITAC’s commendation came after the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Sugandh Rajaram, reiterated his government’s support in the past and the laid-down plans to further deepen their involvement in the fight against the global pandemic.

“After a year of disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 80,700 Ghanaians getting infected with the virus and over 580 lost lives, the path to recovery for the people of Ghana can finally begin.

“The Indian government has held discussions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on the vaccine, and the outcome of that has been communicated to the manufacturers,” Sugandh Rajaram has said.

Mr. Sugandh made this known at the launch of a ‘mask-up a child’ campaign in Accra – an initiative aimed at sensitising children on mask-wearing as well as provide them with same. As part of the campaign, trained volunteers will visit schools across the country to advocate wearing masks as a central safety protocol.

The initiative was launched by the Auntie is Merkeze Organisation (AIMO), a non-governmental organisation, in partnership with the GJA to advocate the wearing of face-masks among children and adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols.

The president of GITAC, Dominic Oduro-Antwi, as part of the campaign initiative advised citizens of Ghana and the general public to heed warnings from health authorities circulating on the various media platforms globally, to observe all COVID-19 Protocols as due.

GITAC has progressively built strong relationships between business in Ghana and India through bilateral communication and strategies, even throughout this era of COVID-19. All investors across the globe are advised to confidently invest in businesses in all countries of GITAC representation.

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