Zoomlion donates GHC120,000 to Noguchi to help fight COVID-19

Zoomlion donates GHC120,000 to Noguchi to help fight COVID-19

Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC), has donated US$ 20,000 (GHC120,000.00) to the University of Ghana Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), one of the leading laboratories at the forefront of testing samples for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

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Chief Corporate Communications Officer for JGC, Sophia Lissah, who made the presentation on behalf of the Executive Chairman of ZGL and JGC, Dr. Joseph Siaw-Agyapong, explained that the contribution was to help the advanced laboratories and research facility to fight the COVID-19.

Madam Lissah was accompanied by the Operations Manager, ZGL, Emma Akyea-Boakye, and the Writers Bureau Manager, ZGL, Mr. Robert Adjei.

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According to Madam Lissah, Zoomlion was moved by a call by the NMIMR for support to aid its work, particularly with regard to sequencing and testing processes of the global pandemic

She used the opportunity to commend NMIMR for their efforts in the fight of the COVID-19.

She said Zoomlion has been at the forefront of the battle against the COVID-19 ever since the virus made its way into the country.

Zoomlion's contributions have included disinfecting market centres and lorry parks across the country.

In this regard, Madam Lissah gave the assurance that her outfit will not relent in its efforts to help fight and eliminate the COVID-19 in the country.

Receiving the $20,000 dummy cheque, the Director, NMIMR, Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang, expressed his profound gratitude to Zoomlion for the gesture.

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He went on to describe the donation by Zoomlion as a “very unique gesture of a presentation”.

The director of NMIMR was happy to announce that the advances made by his outfit relating to the sequencing of the COVID-19 have been done in partnership.

It has been done by the University of Ghana Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and our sister partner institution called the West African Centre for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP),” Prof Anang revealed.

Zoomlion will now join a list of companies and individuals who have contributed to government's COVID-19 Fund in the fight against the novel virus in the country.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Kasapreko Company Limited has supported the efforts of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to alleviate the plight residents of Kumasi and its environs following the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Government of Ghana as part of the measures put in place to contain COVID-19 ordered a partial lockdown of the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi areas.

The lockdown which was due to expire on Monday, April 12, 2020, has been extended for another two weeks.

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