Covid-19: Adonko company completes nationwide tour with a whooping Gh1.2 million donation

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Ghana woke up to the worldwide Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first two cases in Ghana were imported cases confirmed on the 12th March 2020, when two infected people came to Ghana, one from Norway and the other from Turkey.

As such, there was an initial response from the Government of Ghana including joint meetings among major stakeholders were conducted as well as training sessions organized for appropriate professionals. Measures were instituted by the President of Ghana on the 15th of March 2020 included bans on school activities, bans on all social gatherings, and a temporary lockdown and restrictions of the movements of people in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions of Ghana which were eased later when Ghana made some significant number of recoveries and discharged.

However, the government of Ghana saw the need to ensure that every citizen abide by the joint directives of the World Health Organization (W.H.O) and the Ghana Health Service (G.H.S). These directives included regular hand washing with soap under running water, social distancing, wearing of nose or face mask and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

These protocols however came with an overwhelming financial burden on the government, both public and private institutions, individuals and their households.

Considering Ghana’s low standard of living and the poverty rate, compelled that President and Founder of the Angel Group of Companies Dr. Kwaku Oteng set up the Adonko Covid Project to bring some liberation to Ghanaians especially the less-privileged in society and government institutions.

This project saw an initial expenditure of some Gh800,000 Ghana cedis spent on providing PPEs such as nose masks, hand sanitizers, cash gifts and food items including rice, oil, spaghetti etc to hospitals, widows, orphanages and headporters (Kayaye) in the Ashanti and the Greater Accra regions.

The Adonko Covid Project took a full force when the company donated to the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, 37Military and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Though after five months, Ghana has recorded a total of 41,725 case count of Covid-19 with 223 saddened deaths but gigantic recovery rate of 39,495.

DONATIONS

Few weeks after the massive donations at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, the 37 military Hospital in the Greater Accra Region  and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region, the Adonko Covid Project, powered by  Adonko Company limited a subsidiary of the Angel Group of Company continued their efforts to step up the fight against Covid-19 in the entire country as they donated 200,000 cedis worth of Adonko original hand sanitizers, nose masks and tissue towels to all major health facilities in northern Ghana.

The Northern sector donation started at the Tamale Teaching hospital in the northern region on Monday, 20th July, 2020 through to the Baptist Hospital in Nalerigu in the Northeast region where 500 bottles of Adonko original hand sanitizers, 1,000 pieces of nose masks and 120 rolls of tissue towels were presented to the facility.

This was after the Brong Ahafo regional hospital in Sunyani got 500 bottles of Adonko original hand sanitizers, 2,000 pieces of nose masks and 120 rolls of tissue towels including the Bono East and the Ahafo regions which also received 500 bottles of Adonko original hand sanitizers, 1,000 pieces of nose masks and 120 rolls of tissue towels.

At the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga which was the next place of donation, the Adonko group donated 500 bottles of Adonko original hand sanitizers, 1,000 pieces of nose masks and 120 rolls of tissue towels were presented to the facility.

The Savannah Region had their share of the Adonko Covid project’s donation after receiving 500 bottles

Adonko company’s donation at the Tamale Teaching Hospital

of Adonko original hand sanitizers, 1,000 pieces of nose masks and 120 rolls of tissue towels through the West Gonja District hospital in Damongo.

In the Wa municipality of the Upper West region, 500 bottles of Adonko original hand sanitizers, 1,000 pieces of nose masks and 120 rolls of tissue towels were presented to the Wa regional Hospital.

Donation at the Wa school for the deaf

The Adonko team after a fortnight break, continued the donation again starting from the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua where a total of 720 bottles of  Adonko original hand sanitizers, 1,000 pieces of nose masks, 120 rolls of tissue towels and 120 cans of Adonko Next Level Energy Drink were presented to the facility.

Donation at the Eastern regional hospital in Koforidua

On the 7th August, 2020 when Ghana’s Covid-19 case count was at 40,097 with 206 deaths and the Volta region laying sixth on the regional breakdown with 614 cases the Adonko Company donated a total of 720 bottles of  Adonko original hand sanitizers, 1,000 pieces of nose masks, 120 rolls of tissue towels and 120 cans of Adonko Next Level Energy Drink were presented to the facility To ease the Covid-19 burden on the Volta region’s premier hospital (Ho Teaching Hospital).

The Jasikan District Hospital which is the sole center for the treatment and management of Covid-19 in the Buem area of the Oti region received 1,000 pieces of nose masks, 120 rolls of tissue towels, 500 bottles of Adonko original hand sanitizer and 120 pieces of Adonko Next level energy drink.

Nonetheless, there was an extraordinary scenario at the Jasikan District hospital where the Adonko Company was awarded for their outstanding humanitarianism immediately after their donation to the hospital. The acknowledgement was accompanied by a letter of appreciation signed by the Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr. Fidelis Atia

Adonko Company being rewarded by the Jasikan District Hospital

The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital in the Central region led by Madam Sophia Blankson the Director for Nursing Services at the facility received a total of 500 bottles of  Adonko original hand sanitizers, 1,000 pieces of nose masks, 120 rolls of tissue towels and 120 cans of Adonko Next Level Energy Drink.

The Western region received one of the biggest donations from the Adonko Company after two major hospitals in the region namely the Effiah Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Takoradi and the Takwa Municipal Hospital.

The Takwa Municipal hospital received a total of  500 bottles of Adonko original hand sanitizers, 1,000 pieces of nose masks, 120 rolls of tissue towels and 120 cans of Adonko Next Level Energy Drink while the Effiah Nkwanta regional hospital had an elephant share of almost 2,000 bottles of  Adonko original hand sanitizers, 2,000 pieces of nose masks, 240 rolls of tissue towels and 240 cans of Adonko Next Level Energy Drink.

Donation at the Takwa Municipal Hospital

Conclusion

The entire donation tour by the Adonko Company ended today Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the Western-North Regional Capital, Sefwi Wiawso in a grand style full of appreciation by the staff and management of the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal hospital.

500 bottles of Adonko original hand sanitizers, 1,000 pieces of nose masks, 120 rolls of tissue towels and 120 cans of Adonko Next Level Energy Drink was presented to the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Hospital.

Donation at the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Hospital

At the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Hospital, the Director for Special Project at the Adonko Company limited Mr. Asamoah Gyamfi said the gesture is his outfit’s contribution towards the fight against the pandemic.

He explained that, the fight against Covid-19 is dear to the heart of Dr. Kwaku Oteng and the Angel group of which the Adonko company is a subsidiary therefore, it is the reason why the group has toured all the 16 regions of Ghana and spent the sum of 1.2 million Ghana cedis on the activity.

Mr. Asamoah Gyamfi in an interview with the Media

Mr. Owusu Agyeman, the Business Development Manager for the Adonko company mentioned that, the nationwide donation forms part of the Adonko Company’s corporate social responsibility, saying, they have to be involved in the Covid-19 fight to prove how much they care about the Ghanaian populace since the government alone cannot do it all.

He thanked the staff and management of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ho Teaching Hospital, the Tamale Teaching Hospital, the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Takoradi, Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga, Eastern Regional Hospital, Koforidua, Upper West Regional Hospital in Wa, the Baptist Hospital in Nalerigu in the Northeast region, the West Gonja Municipal Hospital in Damongo in the Savannah region, the Jasikan District hospital in the Oti region, the Takwa Municipal Hospital, the Goaso Government Hospital in the Ahafo region, the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman in the Bono East region and the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Hospital in the Western-North region.

Mr. Owusu Agyeman (left) making a presentation at the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Hospital

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