Guinness Ghana donated a package of prescribed safety tools worth GH₵692,000 to tourist and bar operators in Ghana to support efforts by government to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana. The package of tools included Veronica bucket sets, public health communication materials and other tools. Guinness Ghana hopes that the social investment will help drive behaviour change and adherence to COVID-19 safety advisories and help keep tourist sites, bars and customers safe.

Corporate Relations Director of Guinness Ghana, Ms Sylvia Owusu-Ankomah announced the assistance package in Accra, noting that the management of the pandemic required collaboration among stakeholders. Ms. Owusu-Ankomah explained that Guinness Ghana understood the extreme difficulties that the lockdown measures had on the hospitality industry and customers. She said the company’s priority was the safety of employees and customers, which was why Guinness Ghana was taking immediate actions to equip its wholesalers and retailers with prescribed safety tools to protect their staff, customers, and the general public.

Ms. Owusu-Ankomah said, as a key stakeholder and a responsible business, Guinness Ghana understood that for businesses to reopen safely, they had to be supported. Therefore, she noted, Guinness Ghana would support government efforts by working with the company’s stakeholders to ensure strict compliance with specific safety protocols provided for the re-opening. She reiterated the company’s commitment to continue to lead a safe and strong recovery of the industry and the economy and to keep standing by the company’s stakeholders and communities where Guinness operates.

Credits: | Maclean Kwofie