On August 6, 2020, Mr. ZHU Jing, Charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Ghana handed over medical supplies to the Greater Accra Region. The donation is provided by Fujian Provincial People’s Association for Friendship.
Hon. Ishmael Ashitey, Minister for the Greater Accra Region received the donation on behalf of the Ghanaian side.
Mr. ZHU said that, the Greater Accra Region donated invaluable masks to Wuhan when the Chinese people were at the height of the battle against the COVID-19. This expression of profound feeling is an unforgettable scene in the history of China-Ghana friendship.
The Chinese Government and Chinese people empathize and stand firmly with the Ghanaian people as the pandemic rage the African Continent. China is the first country to send medical supplies by chartered flight to Ghana.
Chinese doctors have shared experience in disease prevention and control by video conferences with their Ghanaian counterpart for five times. China’s local authorities and companies are also providing assistance to Ghana in various ways.
As a sister province to the Greater Accra Region, Fujian Provincial People’s Association for Friendship decided to donate 16,000 masks and 100 infrared thermometers to help the Greater Accra Region defeat the virus. Since the establishment of sister provinces in September 2015, the two provinces have maintained close exchange and cooperation, especially in trade and investment. Fujian enterprises have invested in steels, ceramics, fishery, yam processing, industrial park and etc, creating hundreds of jobs for Ghanaians and promoting industrialization of Ghana. We will deepen and broaden economic and trade cooperation with the Greater Accra Region in the coming years.
China is ready to work closely with Ghanaian counterpart to implement the measures laid out by H.E. President Xi Jinping at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 on June 17 to help Africa win the battle against the virus.
China and Ghana are bound to defeat the pandemic and embrace a more promising world.
Story: Sheila Satori Mensa