Nestlé Ghana Limited has supported institutions and communities in Ghana, in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, through donations valued at a total of GHC 2.4 million.
As part of the donation, Nestlé food and beverage packages were distributed to 50,000 families in selected communities in Accra and Kumasi along with information on COVID-19 precautionary measures, healthy-eating tips, and messaging on prevention of iron deficiency.
It also includes funding to undertake Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene activities in selected deprived communities impacted by COVID-19 and for the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health workers and medical equipment for health facilities.
A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency quoted Madam Philomena Tan, the Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana, commending the contribution of frontline workers including the Health Care Professionals across the country, to keep all of us safe.
She said, “Nestle is part of the social fabric in Ghana having operated here for more than 62 years. Throughout this tough period, our workforce including our factory and distribution network have shown tremendous commitment to ensuring that the population continues to have access to affordable nutritious food and beverages.
“There is no business without society and the health and wellbeing of society is a key priority of the responsible business. The opportunity to offer help to the vulnerable in society and supporting the government effort to mitigate the challenges resulting from COVID-19 is apt”.
The statement said the implementation was done through the global partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) distributes the relief items in Ghana.
It said Nestlé Ghana also contributed to a collective donation by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) to the National COVID-19 Relief fund.
Already, the statement said the company also donated beverages for distribution to vulnerable people as part of the “Relief Boxes Programme” initiated by the Rebecca Foundation.