Wilmar Africa provided a GHS1 Million-package to support government efforts to stem the spread of COVID 19 and alleviate the suffering of vulnerable families and individuals that are most in need of assistance. General Manager of Wilmar Africa Mr. Kwame Wiafe explained that the assistance package included GHS100,000 donation to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund and GHS900,000 worth of food and essential supplies to be distributed to individuals in need of assistance who were most impacted by the partial lockdown imposed by government. The food and essential supplies included Viking Rice, Frytol Vegetable Oil, Frytol seasoning, Largo soap, Jamaa soap & Alife soap.
Mr. Kwame Wiafe remarked that Wilmar Africa appreciated the effort and measures that government is implementing to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana. He noted that, as a socially responsible company, Wilmar Africa was delighted to be a partner in reaching out to address the needs of the most vulnerable in our society during the lockdown period. The assistance package was received by Minister of Information Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Senior Minister Mr. Yaw Osaafo Marfo. Mr. Nkrumah thanked Wilmar Africa for its generous and timely support and reaffirmed government’s commitment in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Wilmar International is the world’s leading integrated multinational agribusiness group with head office in Singapore and operates 850 factories in 35 countries across 5 continents including Asia & Africa and generates in excess of US$40 billion annual turnover. In Ghana, Wilmar operates an integrated business model in the agriculture sector with holding interest in Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP), a leading oil palm plantation business and which is listed on Ghana’s Stock Exchange.