The CEO of the Ghana Exxim Bank, Lawrence Agyinsam revealed that the bank is supporting local pharmaceutical companies to produce medicines that will be used to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
He noted that the COVID-19 outbreak presents an opportunity to grow local businesses by consuming what is produced by these companies.
He said when the bank presented an amount of Two hundred and Fifty Thousand (GHS250,000.00) Ghana Cedis and 270 packs of Eku Fruit Juice as their support towards the management and prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Country.
“This is the time for all Ghanaians to support the production and consumption of Made-in-Ghana goods as well as supporting the pharmaceutical sector to produce the needed medicines in the country, and Ghana Exim Bank is doing just that with our massive financing of the 1D1F projects, he added.
Mr. Agyinsam said through our collective efforts, Ghana could become self-sufficient in no time.
Expressing her delight with the donation, the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei Opare, said the donations would help the nation curb the spread of the deadly virus and compliment the timely and responsible approach laid out by the President of the Republic in fighting the menace.
She said, out of this crisis, the ingenuity and the industriousness of the business community are at play now and many local companies are mass-producing PPE’s Sanitizers and other critical health equipment after a purposive and fruitful meeting with the President.
“I am, indeed, happy with your donations and on behalf of the President, wish Ghana EXIM Bank well in your business endeavours” she stressed.