Chemico Limited has supported the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) with GH₵50,000 toward its research activities in the fight against COVID-19.
The company had earlier presented a cheque for GH₵100,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund to support the government’s effort in curbing the spread of coronavirus.
The donation, according to Chemico Limited, is to support all stakeholders involved in the COVID-19 fight, especially considering how crucial it is we all to work together to help minimise negative impacts of the pandemic on economic activities.
Receiving the donation, Chairperson of the Fund, Madam Sophia Akuffo, commended the company for its kind gesture and promised all funds will be put to good use, beginning with the most vulnerable.
The Executive Secretary of Chemico Limited, Mrs. Mary Degollo, accompanied by Mr. Emmanuel Sengretsi-Chief Accountant and HR Manager, were present at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research last Friday to hand over the cheque to the Institute. Prof. Abraham Annan, Director of the Centre who received the donation on behalf of the facility, underscored the support’s importance – observing that for Ghana to get a remedy for the threat posed by COVID-19, a lot of testing/screening needs to be done for early detection to prevent the spread from one infected person to another. “This will go a long way for us to ensure we do our mandate well,” he said.
On her part, Mrs. Mary Degollo, the Executive Secretary, Chemico Ltd., on behalf of the company commended the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research on its pivotal role in the COVID-19 fight and expressed the hope the donation will go a long way to support their mandate of testing and early detection of the Coronavirus to augment Government’s effort in putting in the appropriate measures to fight the pandemic.
The Director of Sales and Marketing-Chemico, Mr. Prince Agyemang-Yeboah, urged everyone to stand resolute together and follow protocols outlined by the president and his team of health experts: by washing hands regularly with soap under running water; using alcohol-based hand sanitisers; wearing face masks; and, if possible stay, at home to prevent any spread.
“We should do this with the hope that with God all things are possible and we will get through this difficult time,” he said and commended efforts of government and various stakeholders, including the frontline health workers for their heroic role.