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26.03.2020 Regional News

Desert Lion Donates To Ashanti RCC To Help Fight COVID-19

By Isaac Okyere
Desert Lion Donates To Ashanti RCC To Help Fight COVID-19
LISTEN MAR 26, 2020

Desert Lion International has donated spraying machines and other valuable items to Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council to aid the Market fumigation exercise slated for Monday.

Dessert Lion is Ghana-based Agri-company that assembles spraying machines, motorcycle, try-cycle, farming machines, and other insecticides to help Ghanaian farmers.

The items worth thousands of Ghana cedis also included face masks, long boots, overall clothes, insecticides among others.

The exercise is part of the authorities' swift intervention to prevent the spread of deadly Coronavirus in the region.

Ashanti regional minister Hon. Simon Osei Mensah thanks the company saying the items will speed the disinfection exercise to be carried out in Kumasi.

According to him, 23 markets within the metropolis will be closed from Monday to begin the fumigation.

He added other markets at other places within the region will also carry out some exercise.

He said, all mechanisms implementing to aid better exercise is done, mentioning the engagement of the security support and all other stakeholders consultation is set.

Receiving the items Mr. Mensah applauded Desert Lion for such good work to support the country's GDP.

"Coronavirus at this critical moment is telling us to be independent as a nation to produce and use our own manufacturing products". He quipped.

According to him, the spread of Coronavirus, means nations that suffer are those that rely most on other nations for all imports of goods and services.

"There is a ban on all country borders and airports, therefore if you can't or don't produce as a country what will you do?“. The minister questioned.

He, therefore, called on all meaningful Ghanaians to start patronizing our own goods to help local manufacturers in business to produce more.

He, however, Urged government institutions to patronized Desert Lion products, which will help create employment for the young since the production process is not complete until it reached the final consumer.

Mr. Kwame Tweneboah Koduah the chief executive of Desert Lion international says the presentation forms part of the company's social responsibilities to support the nation at a critical moment of the COVID-19 fight.

He said, the fight is what government can't do all alone but is a collective effort by all meaningful Ghanaian to contribute their quota.

According to him, this is the moment that the presence of local companies will be most appreciated since the government can't do any imports.

He urged government to built capacity of local companies in the nation to be more efficient and up doing.

This, he said, will contribute significantly to the country's GDP.

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