Turkey-based Independent Power Producer (IPP), Aksa Energy, has donated GHC2.5 million to Ghana’s COVID-19 Trust Fund to help government combat the deadly global pandemic.
The presentation which of the cheque which was held at the seat of government, Jubilee House occurred in a brief ceremony on Monday, April 6, 2020.
The donation was presented to the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, on behalf of the Government and the people of Ghana, by Aksa Energy‘s West Africa Coordination Director, Murat Captug.
He was accompanied by the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Ozlem Gulsun Ergun Ulueren.
Murat Captug in his address said: “As a global company operating in five countries across two continents, we are committed to increasing the welfare and the quality of life of local communities in the regions where we operate, both by meeting their urgent demand for electricity and through social support programmes.”
“Today, the whole world is struggling with COVID-19. As Aksa Energy Ghana, we are aware of our responsibilities to Ghana and therefore, we are very pleased to make a donation to the fund to support the Ghanaian government in its fight against COVID-19.
“We hope life returns to normal for the whole world soon. Aksa Energy will continue to work, produce and build a better future together with Ghanaians,” he added.
The COVID-19 Fund which was established by government has seen several industry players, stakeholders and international entities making donations to aid the country in the combat of the fast-spreading Coronavirus which has plagued several countries across the globe.