Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) in partnership with Akosombo Textiles Industrial Company (ATL) has donated 15,000 face masks to the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Bar Operators Associations and communities in Adabraka.
These face masks would be used by beneficiaries to help fight against the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
These masks have been approved by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) as a result of our partnership with ATL.
ABL led by Mr Galo Riveram the Country Director, and Ms Adwoa Aaba Arthur, the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, presented 3000 of the face masks to Mrs Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Minister of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture.
The donation was to support the drinking bars in the tourism and hospitality industry which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic.
Mrs Oteng Gyasi expressed her appreciation to ABL and commended the company for its kind gesture to support the Ministry.
She said, “the Ministry is very glad that ABL has donated these free face masks to support the affected industries. Thank you very much for helping us achieve our goal of distributing items needed to adhere to the precautionary measures at all drinking bars”.
Mr Galo Rivera, the Country Director of ABL, said “ABL is committed to supporting communities and drinking bars which are encouraged to operate by strictly adhering to the precautionary measures for COVID-19.”
At a separate event, another 3000 of the face masks were donated to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
These face masks would be used to support Ghanaians trading in the open markets and central business districts during this pandemic.
The remaining 9000 free cloth face masks were donated to the various Ghana Bar Operators Association (GHABOA), the Adabraka Community, and the Ghana Police Service.
Ms Adwoa Aaba Arthur, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of ABL, said “ABL would continue to educate drinking bar owners on the fight against the spread of the pandemic and ensure that customers frequently washed their hands with soap and water, used hand sanitizers at all times and practiced social distancing at the bars”.
She said, “ABL has a home delivery service through Jumia which provides our customers with the option of ordering any of our products online so they can choose to stay at home and be safe”.
She said in April, ABL donated 10,000 free bottles of hand sanitizers – produced by the company – to the Ghana Health Service to support frontline health workers in the country. Some of these hand sanitizers were donated to the Adabraka Polyclinic, the Association of Ghana Industries and the Adabraka community.
Ms Arthur said that ABL is strictly adhering to the government’s directive of the “no mask, no entry” policy for all of its employees and authorized visitors. She said that everyone entering their premises had their temperature checked, ensured that they wash their hands with soap under running water and using hand sanitizers at all the entrances of their premise.
“ABL is committed to supporting communities against the spread of COVID-19. In addition, we encourage all our customers and consumers to drink responsibly and Don’t Drink and Drive”.