The Honorary Consular Corps of Ghana (HCCGH) gave the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Ghana Police Service thermometers, boxes of tissue paper, boxes of gloves, Veronica buckets, hand sanitizers, and liquid soaps to support the two agencies in their work leading the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 in Ghana.
At the donation event, Mr. Hilton John Mitchell, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, remarked that the donation was meant to equip and support the work of law enforcement at various checkpoints during the partial lockdown. Mr. Mitchell commended Ghana’s security agencies for ensuring orderliness during the lockdown and in keeping the country safe. He urged the public to cooperate with security agencies to make their work easy.
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles-Ghana Mr. Kwame Acquah noted that HCCGH considered the COVID-19 pandemic to be the catastrophic thing to happen to Ghana. Mr. Acquah said the association was sympathetic and was trying to support the national effort to fight COVID-19 through public education and providing PPEs and safety equipment to support law enforcement agencies. Mr. Thomas Okyere, Botswana Honorary Consul, reiterated that the COVID-19 pandemic was real and implored the public to adhere to the precautionary measures announced by the Ghana Health Services, especially, regular handwashing with soap under running water and maintain social distance.
Chief of Army Staff Maj. Gen. Thomas Oppong-Peprah received the items on behalf of the Ghana Armed Forces and commended HCCGH for the kind gestured. DCOP Samuel Monney, the Director-General in charge of Technical Services of Ghana Police Service received the package for the police and expressed appreciation to the Corps for responding to their safety needs of officers.