Sunon Asogli Power

Two Chinese-Ghanaian companies have donated an amount of $200,000 to the government to aid in the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two companies, Sunon Asogli Power Ghana Ltd and Africa World Airlines Ltd (AWA), each donated $100,000 towards the fight.

Handing over the money to the government on behalf of the two companies in Accra, Mr Shi Ting Wang, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, commended the government for its efforts to contain and end the epidemic.

He said even though the COVID-19 was first discovered in China, it was wrong for people to attribute its origin to the nation adding that the virus had no respect for boundaries.

He said China has so far made significant progress in containing the virus and gave the assurance that it would continue to support Ghana’s fight against to ensure that it did the same.

“Under President Xi Jinping’s leadership, the whole nation has been fighting an all-out people’s war against the epidemic and seen positive changes. In a nation of 1.4 billion population, the number of new domestic transmission cases has become nearly zero.”

“Though hard hit itself, China will do its utmost to support Ghana for the fight against COVID-19. I would like to assure you, that more support is coming from China to Ghana, ” Mr Wang said.

Ghana last week took delivery of its consignment of PPEs and test kits donated by Jack Ma Foundation with the assistance of the Chinese Embassy. The donation included 100,000 masks, 1,000 medical use protective suits, 1,000 face shields, and 20,000 testing kits.

Mr Wang also commended Togbe Afede XIV, the co-founder of the two companies and President of the National House of Chiefs for such a laudable gesture.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the government, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the Chief of Staff, commended the two companies as well as the Chinese Government for their support.

She said Ghana would take a cue from China’s experiences to ensure that it ended the pandemic.

Sunon Asogli Power (Ghana) Limited is the biggest Chinese investment in Ghana. The project is a modern, highly efficient, environmentally friendly, natural gas fuel combine cycle power plant situated at Tema and, has over the years, provided 20-25 percent of Ghana’s overall power supply.

Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA) on the other hand, is a joint venture incorporated in 2010. Since its incorporation and flight commencement, AWA has seen rapid fleet development, provided safe and comfortable service to passengers, linked several major cities of Ghana and improved West Africa regional connectivity.

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