Last week Saturday, 25th April, while Portugal was celebrating 1974’s peaceful revolution, the Portuguese community in Ghana -both companies and individuals, spent the full day donating alcohol-based hand sanitizers and bottled water to the Ghana Police Service.
This community in Ghana, having close to 200 registered nationals, was able to gather a significant amount in donations, and then used the whole amount to acquire bottled water and sanitizers, which they distributed to seven police stations and the Ghana Army HQ in Burma Camp.
Leading the Portuguese delegation were António Fernandes, Portuguese Honorary Consul to Ghana (living in Ghana for 38 years) and Miss Diana Lopes (living in Ghana for 7 years). The delegation started loading at 7am and only finished the last police station after 7pm. They were always escorted by the Police.
During that time, the delegation visited the following Police stations: Airport, Cantonments, Manet, Adabraka, Nungua, Teshie, and Tse Addo, as well as the Burma Camp army’s HQ.
“We are very grateful for this contribution that comes at a pandemic moment where we are all together in this fight against the Coronavirus.”, said one of the Station Officers.
Among the Portuguese companies which contributed to this event were SGCOIN (MEP contractor), NEUCE Paints, Excelcom (security systems), WorldPixys (Geo data) and EuroActiv (African Real Estate Advisory), as well as many Portuguese private individuals.
We were able to witness the resemblance between the national flags of both countries (both have the same shades of red, green and yellow) as well as the good humour of this delegation.