An Italian manufacturing company based in Ghana, De Lorenzo with its long term partnership with Ghana and the Ministry of Education has taken a positive step to donate some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ministry of Education to help fight the deadly Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana.
The donation which was received by the Sector Minister Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh on behalf of the Ministry on Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 at the premises of the Education Ministry includes:12,000 face masks and 800 pieces of 250ml hand sanitizers.
According to the country representative of the De Lorenzo Company Mr. Andrew Kufuor announced that the cost of all the Personal Protective Equipment donated is Nineteen Thousand Euros (€19,000.00).
During the short ceremony where the presentation was officially made, Mr. Andrew Kufuor said, De Lorenzo Italy, responsible for manufacturing technical and education equipment, has been operating in Ghana for over twelve-year now. He added that, the company has been working closely with the Ministry of Education (MoE) all these while.
The country representative of De Lorenzo Company having observed the challenges Italy faced with the Coronavirus pandemic, and its struggle to endure the brunt of the pandemic, the company has recognized the relevant of the Personal Protective Equipment to combat the virus, hence the donation to the Ministry of Education.
The Sector Minister Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh after receiving the donation, in his speech revealed that, the Italian manufacturing company, De Lorenzo is one of the reliable foreign companies that has a good partnership with the Ministry of Education through its enriched and good technical and vocational educational support.
Dr. Prempeh on behalf of the Ministry expressed the Ministry’s gratitude to De Lorenzo company for their working partnership and thanked the company for their social responsibility gesture.
The Sector Minister after receiving the Personal Protective Equipment has subsequently handed them over to Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), to be distributed to all frontline workers of the Service.