Ghana’s leading waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has donated $20,000 to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.
The donation, according to the company is to boost the reference laboratory’s testing capacity for COVID-19 and help in Ghana’s fight against the pandemic.
Speaking at the donation ceremony on Friday, Head of Communications at the Jospong Group of Companies, the parent company of Zoomlion, Madam Sophia Lissa, commended scientists and staff at Noguchi for their sacrifice and job they are doing for the country in the wake of the global crisis.
“We know stories of countries that are not reporting much, and it’s all because they don’t have what it takes to do it and our top people in Noguchi, the scientists have put their lives on the line and are doing this for the nation and I think as a company we want to commend them and that is what has informed our decision this morning to respond to their call for support to do what they are doing and to do it best.”
“We are here to support the Noguchi Memorial Institue with an amount of $20,000 for the good job that they are doing,” she said.
The donation was engineered by host of Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana, Paul Adom-Otchere. While addressing the media, the ace broadcaster expressed his delight to the Jospong group for the prompt response to his request.
“The story began when the guys from the Noguchi and the University of Ghana graciously agreed to give me an interview on Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV and during the interview, they explained the sequencing that they had achieved and also the processes of the testing. They also explained that as much as they’ve been doing a good job, they will need some more financing to be able to achieve results especially for the sequencing and also the testing.”
“After the program, I brought the attention of their request to the Jospong Group, especially the Zoomlion company and I’m delighted to report that within 24 hours of the request the company responded and this morning they’re here to donate to the Noguchi and the University of Ghana group and that is why we are here,” he said.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Institute, Professor Abraham Kwabena Annan, Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute thanked Zoomlion for the support.