Daniel Larbi-Tieku Chief Finance Officer, Enterprise Group, presenting a dummy cheque to an official of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital
Enterprise Group has made donations worth Gh¢100,000 cash and Gh¢20 million insurance cover to three health institutions to aid in the containment and further spread of the novel Coronavirus popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
The three institutions are the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital and the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
The Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge, also received an amount of Gh¢40,000 to aid in the purchase of equipment and consumables for the management of the COVID-19 isolation centre at the hospital while the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research received an amount of Gh¢60,000 to support the purchase of COVID-19 testing equipment for over 2,000 people.
The GHS, on the other hand, also received a life insurance and ‘peace of mind’ cover with a total sum assurance of Gh¢20 million for all frontline medical staff involved in the treatment and management of the COVID-19.
Speaking at the donation ceremony, the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of Enterprise Group, Mr. Daniel Larbi-Tieku, stressed that the nature and global spread of the COVID-19 called for “critical actions and a concerted effort” by all in managing and containing the pandemic.
“This is a novel virus that has its tentacles in every part of the world now. Its nature and rate of spread should be the concern of every human being.
“The world requires the support of all in fighting the virus and it is critical that we all contribute to the actions being taken,” Mr. Larbi-Tieku said.
Mr. Larbi-Tieku also stated that Enterprise Group, in complying with international and national protocols required in helping stem the spread of the disease and in the interest of public safety, encouraged its clients to patronize the company’s electronic channels such as the mobile app, USSD portals and also the contact centre for prompt services.
He further urged Ghanaians to keep themselves and others safe by strictly adhering to good personal and respiratory hygiene.
The first case of the COVID-19 was announced in December 2019 in Wuhan China. The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11,2020 declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic after it spread throughout the world. On March 12, 2020, Ghana recorded its first two cases after two persons suspected of carrying the virus were tested positive.
By Nii Adjei Mensahfio