Ghana Textile Printing (GTP) donated 6,000 yards of bleached cotton textile to the Covid-19 National Trust Fund in Accra to support the production of locally produced face masks for Ghanaians. Marketing Director of Ghana Textile Printing Rev. Stephen Badu said the gift was made in response to the President Akufo-Addo’s call for support from all to help stem the spread of the pandemic.
Rev. Badu said the gift of textile to the Trust Fund was GTP’s way of expressing concern about the situation and also the company’s way of thanking all players who have actively led the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic since its onset in in Ghana. GTP hopes the PPE to be produced with the donated textiles would help in protecting frontline workers and help curb the spread of the virus so the economy could be put back on its feet.
Rev. Badu observed the enthusiastic support by several organizations and individuals to the Trust Fund and looked forward to having more organizations and individuals join the effort and donate cash or in inkind to support the cause.
Justice Sophia Akuffo (rtd), Chairperson of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, received the textile package and commended GTP for the assistance. Justice Akuffo announced that the donated cotton textile would be dispatched quickly to designated stakeholders for the production of face masks. She appealed to organizations that have yet to join the cause to be motivated by generosity of others who have already given in support of the Trust Fund.