The Okyehene Amaotia Ofori Panin, GREDA and two other institutions today [Thursday, May 7, 2020] presented cheques totaling GH₵270, 000 to the National Covid-19 Trust.
The gesture was in line with a request made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo towards the relief of affected people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Presenting the cheques, Nana Asabea Ofori Panin on behalf of her husband, Okyehene Amoatia Ofori Panin, expressed appreciation to organsations that have for the past weeks supported the Trust with cash and other items.
Mrs Sophia Akuffo,Chairperson ,National Covid-19 Trust receiving a cheque for GHC100,000 from Mr Frank Boamah, General Manager, Bafla.
Stop the Spread
She mentioned that the Okyehene had supported deprived communities and supported individuals with since the coronavirus broke out in the country, adding that he also found it necessary to support the national efforts.
“We are well informed about spread of the virus and we are here to join government to fight it together”, she noted.
Mrs Sophia Akuffo, Chairperson, National Covid-19 Trust receiving a cheque for GHC100,000 from Mr Patrick Ebo Bonful ( left), President, GREDA
She said the Okyehene has pledged his wiliness to do everything possible to ensure that the pandemic is stopped from spreading and called on all traditional leaders across the country to join the fight in whatever means they could support.
She also commended the various security agencies and health workers and all frontliners for their selflessness in the discharge of their duties.
Nana Asabea Atta expressed the hope that their efforts will yield success in the end.
“Observing all the mandatory measures is a sure way of ensuring that the pandemic leaves the globe”, she retorted.
Mr Pateic Ebo Bonful, President of GREDA also added that the fight to end the pandemic was not for government alone, hence appealing to all organisations and individuals to support the government’s efforts to win the fight.
“We are all but in this together and must act as a united Ghana and not a divided Ghana”, he stated.
Appreciation from the Trust
According to Mrs Sophia Akuffo, Chairperson to the National Covid-19, the cash donations and items donated will be disbursed to the required institutions for the reason for which they were presented.
She further added that similar donations have been made to deprived homes and orphanages in the Greater Accra region and was hopeful that all these deprived and affected Ghanaians will reap the benefits from the benevolence from these organisations.