MTN Foundation supports government with GH¢5 million to fight COVID-19
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, Mr Selorm Adadevoh
The MTN Ghana under their foundation has presented GH¢5 million to the government as part of efforts to support the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The donation is expected to aid in the procurement of medical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essentials to support the work of frontline medical staff.
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, Mr Selorm Adadevoh, who announced this in Accra yesterday, said:
“COVID-19 is, unquestionably, testing our society’s fortitude and we all have a role to play in helping our country to overcome this global challenge.”
The breakdown of the donation
He said in consultation with the Ministry of Health, the funds would be channelled into the procurement of 10,000 virus sampling kits; 10,000 N95 masks and of gloves, 7,500 medical protective suits and four PCR machines for testing.
Also, part of the funds will also be used to purchase 3,000 RNA extraction kits, 500 infrared thermometers and 3,000 disposable bedsheets.
“From the onset, we made a commitment to provide the needed assistance to help the country, businesses and the entire society stay connected to their work and loved ones. Our support to date has been in that direction,” Mr Adadevoh said.
He said the support was to help indirectly combating the disease and also assist the medical officers to provide essential care to patients.
“We believe that we are good together as a people, especially, in these times when we all must pitch in to fight this pandemic. We are confident that together we will overcome this challenge,” the CEO of MTN stated.
A call for everyone’s support
Additionally, the Board Chairman of the MTN Ghana Foundation, Professor Franklin Manu has called all stakeholders and Ghanaians to help the fight against COVID-19 which has already placed a halt on several activities.
“We believe the situation at hand needs the intervention of all Ghanaians and we are very happy to support with the purchase of these much-needed medical supplies as we complement the government’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19”.