The Lebanese community in Ghana has donated an amount of GHC2, 150, 000 to the COVID-19 Fund to help Ghana in its fight against the deadly pandemic.
The donation, which was received by the Chief of Staff, Frema Opare, on behalf of the COVID-19 Fund secretariat, was presented by the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, Maher Kheir.
At a brief ceremony to hand over the contribution, His Excellency Maher Kheir underscored the cordial relations between Ghana and the people of Lebanon.
He indicated that it is in their interest to ensure that Ghana remains strong and safe as it has been for decades so they can keep living in harmony in the country.
Maher Kheir suggested the donation signifies the mutual understanding that characterises the relationship between the two countries.
“I don’t know how we can express our gratitude to Ghana, a generous country, we have lived here and become a part of the Ghanaian society’s fabric. Today, we are here to affirm our commitment that we are together as one people under all conditions” Maher Kheir asserted.
Frema Opare, Chief of Staff, who received the contribution from the Lebanese community expressed government’s commitment to utilising the funds judiciously for the intended purpose.
She appreciated the efforts of the Lebanese community and their concern to help Ghana overcome the virus.
The Lebanese community’s donation to the fund adds to the growing support being received from private, public organisations and entities in the country heeding to the President’s call for voluntary contribution into the Fund.
Ghana has confirmed 214 cases of COVID-19 and 5 deaths.
Also, about 49 people who are at the last stages of recovery have been moved from isolation centers to their homes pending final reviews and confirmation of recoveries.