As part of efforts to help win the battle against COVID-19, Mondelez International and ABANTU for Development has taken a giant step by donating GHC216, 000.00 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.
The COVID-19 Trust Fund was set up in the wake of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic as part of the comprehensive measures put in place by the government of Ghana to curb the spread of the virus.
During the presentation, the Executive Director of ABANTU for Development Rose Mensah-Kutin (PhD) explained that ABANTU for Development which is a women’s rights organization works in partnership with Mondelez International to promote women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming initiatives in the Cocoa Life programme.
“Women in our communities are responsible for health care, maternal care, elderly care, child care and household economic provisioning.
In this crisis of COVID -19, women are facing huge pressures and it is important that we work with decision-makers at all levels in response to the situation.
Through working in partnership we would not only be achieving better COVID-19 outcomes for women and girls but we would be achieving better outcomes for everyone.
We are therefore presenting our contribution of GHC216,000.00 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund which is operating under the distinguished the leadership of the former Chief Justice, Her Ladyship, Madam Sophia Akuffo,” she highlighted.
The Country Lead for Mondelez International/Cocoa Life, Yaa Peprah Amekudzi, (Mrs.) noted that Mondelez International has since 2008 been working in Ghana through the Cocoa Life Programme which has the vision of developing empowered and thriving communities as the essential foundation for sustainable cocoa production.
The programme works in partnership with COCOBOD, civil society groups and partner communities to develop sustainable cocoa business through its programme focus areas of Farming Business, Community Development and Environmental Protection.