The newly established Ekumfi Juice Factory, under the government’s flagship 1D1F initiative, has donated 5,000 boxes of their new product, Pineapple Ginger Mix to the trustees of the COVID-19 Fund established by President Akufo-Addo.
This donation from the company was made to the Fund after the President inaugurated a Seven-Member Board of Trustees to oversee the management of the fund aimed at complementing the efforts of the government in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
According to the company, the donation of the 5,000 boxes of their juice is to be given to the coronavirus patients is a contribution of their “widows mite” as the nation battles the global pandemic.
Speaking in an interview with ABC News, the Director of Operations at the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Limited, Frederick Kobbyna Acquaah noted that they believe the juices when given to the COVID-19 patients will help boost their immune system and enhance their recovery process.
“We donated five thousand boxes of our new products. This one is meant for just the patients. This is because it’s a natural juice which contains Vitamin C and also has a ginger mix. You know the benefits of ginger when you have Cold. What we donated was our second brand known as the Pineapple Ginger Mix, ” the Director of Operation told ABC News.
Mr. Frederick Kobbyna Acquaah further revealed that the company in the coming days will donate again to the Fund. He indicated that this donation will specifically go to support the frontline health workers who are helping the country to combat the virus in this crisis.
“We will make another donation in the coming days to Trust fund again. That one will be meant for the frontline workers,” he revealed.
The Ekumfi Juice Factory joins a tall list of other individuals and corporate bodies that have made donations to the COVID-19 Trust Fund in support of the government’s effort.
The African World Airlines, headed by the Togbe Afedi XIV, the president of the National House of Chiefs has donated $200,000. Christian organizations such as the Kumasi Baptist Church and the Makers Chapel have also made donations to the Trust Fund a few hours after it was inaugurated at the office of the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare.