The Chief of Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces on Monday commended the management of Farimex General Trading Company Limited and Fairway Supermarket for donating 8000 Cans of Lucozade energy drink to the military personnel at the front line of the fight against the Coronavirus. The Chief of Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces Rear Admiral Adam Yakubu on Monday at Burma Camp in Accra said that acts like these from corporate bodies as well as individual philanthropists serve as an extra motivation to the military especially in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The presence of the Coronavirus in Ghana resulted in instituting curfews in some regions in Ghana with the aim of helping prevent the spread of the virus in Ghana. Therefore, the military were called upon to make sure people complied with the Presidential directive by staying at home. The Chief of Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces Rear Admiral Adam Yakubu, on Monday at Burma Camp, praised the leadership of Rafimex General Trading and Fairway Supermarket for remembering those at the front lines. “We thank them so much for this donation specifically to our troops who have been deployed to enforce the partial lockdown currently ongoing in Ghana. We are at the front lines so the support from the populace and corporate bodies would really boost the morale of our troops. The Government is doing its part, however, support from corporate bodies as well as individual philanthropists would be an added boost to us”, he explained.
According to the Public Relations Officer of Rafimex General Trading Abigail Ofosu Antwi, this was their little way of appreciating those at the front lines in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. “We decided to embark on this donation for the purpose of offering some assistance to what is happening in Ghana currently. We know the Ghana military is part of those at the front lines in the battle against the spread of the Coronavirus, so we thought that helping them would be a way of also helping to ensure a safer and better society”, she said.
Also present during the donation were the Chief Executive officer of Rafimex General Trading Company Haissam El – Dowi, Country Manager of Lucozade West Africa Mensah Seneadza, Director General (General Headquarters) Joint Operations Brig. Gen. Mahama Abdullai, and other dignitaries.
The Chief Executive officer of Fairway Supermarket Maya Ishmael; a subsidiary of Farimex General Trading, also applauded the efforts of the military personnel in helping limit the spread of the Coronavirus.
By Jerry Wonder