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Member Perspective - Special Section: COVID-19 Hero Stories From Around The Network (Africa)


WTC Accra
Edem Kofi Yevutsey, General Manager, WTC Accra

Ghana recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March 12, igniting a concerted and collaborative effort between the government and private individuals to manage its public health, social, and economic impacts.

The team at WTC Accra — led by Executive Chairman Togbe Afede XIV — supported the government’s COVID-19 management efforts. In late-March, Togbe Afede XIV donated 2,200 bottles of hand sanitizers along with GHC100,000.00 (about USD $17,000) to two local hospitals. Further, Togbe Afede XIV, who is also co-founder of the Sunon-Asogli Power Plant and Africa World Airlines, also donated a total of USD $200,000 to the government’s COVID-19 Relief Fund in partnership with those two firms. The funds were used by the government to finance mass COVID-19 testing and purchase food for the most vulnerable Ghanaians.

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Photo caption: WTC Accra Executive Chairman Togbe Afede XIV and partners present checks of USD $200,000 to Ghana's COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Photo credit: WTC Accra