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Diasporian News of Saturday, 16 May 2020

Source: Eddie Ameh, Contributor

Ghanaians in Edmonton Canada donate $20,000 to Ghana Coronavirus Fund

The Ghana Friendship Association of Edmonton in Canada has $20, 000 to Ghana’s COVID 19 fund. This is to help the government in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic.

President of the Ghana friendship Association of Edmonton Keli Tamaklo said Ghanaians in the area donated as their contribution to complement government’s efforts in fighting the pandemic.

“COVID 19 is real, and the fight for struggling and vulnerable people should involve all of us,” Tamaklo said. “We believe this donation will help government’s efforts in combating the pandemic”

Ghana’s high commissioner to Canada, Ayikoi Otoo commended the group for their efforts and urged other Ghanaian associations in Canada to emulate them.

“The fight against the pandemic is not sole responsibility of the government”, he said. “We can only defeat this pandemic when we all come together with a common goal. This donation will go a long way to fight COVID 19,” Ayikoi Otoo added.

Vice President of the Ghana Friendship Association of Edmonton, Evelyn Obuobi commended the Ghana government’s efforts in fighting the pandemic given the little resources available.

Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his regular COVID 19 address to Ghanaians on March 27, launched Ghana’s Covid 19 fund “to receive contributions and donations from the public to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable.” The government of Ghana has also released 100 million dollars to help fight the pandemic.

Ayikoi Otoo, through the high commission has since deposited the amount into the COVID 19 fund account in Ghana.

He said, “The people of Ghana will never forget what Ghanaians in Edmonton have done in Ghana’s fight against COVID 19”.

The Ghana Friendship Association of Edmonton is made up of Ghanaians in and around the metropolitan city of Edmonton in the province of Alberta Canada.

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