The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) donated 640 handwashing units, 480 gallons of liquid soap and 320 packs of paper towels to 160 schools to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rev. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) described he support as the Authority’s social commitments to addressing the needs of students and protecting them from the spread of the new Delta variant.
Mr. Owusu Amoah noted that although the mandate of GRA was to collect revenue to support national development, the Authority found it necessary to respond to societal needs. The Authority will continue to partner with the Ministry of Education to support underserved schools in Ghana, he added. Rev Owusu-Amoah advised the students to take their lessons seriously and observe the Covid-19 health protocols to protect themselves from the virus.
Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, Deputy Minister of Education, received the gift package and passed them on to Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service to be distributed to beneficiary schools. Rev. Fordjour commended the Authority for the gesture and appealed to other corporate organizations to support efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Ghana government had made significant investments including purchasing vaccines and providing PPEs to help protect lives, Rev. Fordjour added.