PRESS RELEASETHE SUPREME MASTER, CHING HAI, INTERNATIONAL, GHANA, RED CROSS, COVID-19

August 2, 2023

Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow members of the Ghana Red Cross Society and all media houses present.

Since the WHO declaration COVID-19 as a pandemic, the government of Ghana has instituted several measures to contain the spread and mitigate its social and economic impact on the country. As an auxiliary to the government, Ghana Red Cross Voluteers and Staff have also complemented the government’s efforts in the area of distrubtion of pack of beverages to household, social mobilization, risk communication, media sensitisation, community engagement and community anouncement,  these exercise are  are going on in the regions to create awarenes on how to  prevent the spread of Covid – 19.

The Ghana Red Cross Society a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Movement is the largest humanitarian organization in the country which was established by an act of parliament as an auxiliary to the government to provide relief to the suffering the most vulnerable in times of emergency and in of peace time. It is in line with this that Ghana Red Cross Society appealed to the general public worldwide to solicit for support to assist the government efforts to reverse the spread of COVI-19 pandemic and its socioeconomic impact that, the Ghana Red Cross Society received  a goodnews from the Supreme Master Ching Hai International through their local branch in Ghana  

The Supreme Master Ching Hai International responded to the appeal of Ghana Red Cross Society with a kind donation of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand United State Dollars (USD 150,000) equivalent to GHS 883,300. to support treatment and relief of COVID-19 related victims with her Prayers and Mercy from Heaven as  Corona outbreak Resposnes Grant.

This Corona Virus Outbreak Response Grant Agreement is jointly made today between the two Partners Ghana Red Cross Society and the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association with respect to funding and implementation of the COVID-19 Outbreak Response. The goal of this Grant Agreement is to aid Covid-19 victims with related treatment, with her sorrowful prayer and love in heaven.

I wish to indicate that the said amount has hit our accounts. On behalf of the Board and Management of Ghana Red Cross Society I express my sincere appreciation to the Supreme Master and the Association for the kind gesture and promised that the donation will be put to support the COVID-19 victims as the Supreme Master Ching Hai desires.

I wish the Supreme Master long life and looking forward for a lasting partnership with Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association and the Ghana Red Cross Society for the service of mankind.

Finally let me say thank you to Project Maji for they have also donated  handwashing stands to support the work of Ghana Red Cross Society to prevent the spread of Covid- 19.

Lawyer Kwame Gyimah-Akwafo

President

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