A group of windfarm developers in Ghana has presented COVID-19 relief items to the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly for redistribution to local health facilities.
The items, which included 1,930 pieces of reusable FDA approved nose masks and 1,128 bottles of 200ml hand sanitizers, were from the three companies developing two wind farms at Konikablo and Ayitepa with an capacity of 400mw renewable and sustainable energy.
The three companies are: ENERCON GmbH, Lekela Power B. V.and NEK Umwelttechnik AG.
Ms Jennifer Boca, Head of Environmental, Social and Governance at Lekela, speaking in a zoom video call from London, said as corporate citizens of Ningo-Prampram, it was their duty to help fight COVID-19 together with the Assembly.
Ms Boca added that though their personal movements were restricted due to the corona pandemic, they were committed to the upwind project and the Ningo community.
Dr. Christoph Kapp, the Chief Executive Officer of NEK, on his part, reiterated the President’s caution to Ghanaians that “we are not in ordinary times” therefore the need for them to get creative in the use of what was available to them to help the residents of Ningo-Prampram District to overcome the pandemic.
As part of their contributions to the fight against the virus, the community liaison team of the wind farm developers would also on house to house distribution of the nose masks as well as educate residents in various local communities on the preventive measures of the disease.
Mr Jonathan Teye Doku, Ningo-Prampram District Chief Executive, receiving the items, expressed gratitude to the companies, saying the COVID-19 situation was challenging therefore the need for everyone to contribute their quota to contain it.