Hasman Technical Services Limited, a Ghanaian-owned company providing world class technical services to the power generation and oil and gas sectors has presented a cheque for One Hundred Thousand Cedis (GHS1,00,000) to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.
The donation is to support the institute to enhance its testing activities to boost Ghana’s fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Since Ghana recorded its first case of new COVID-19, the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana’s leading biomedical research institute, has been one of the two receiving points for testing of samples from health institutions in the country and the sub-region.
The cheque was presented by the Managing Director of Hasman, William Andoh Wood, and was received by the Director of the Institute, Prof. Abraham Kwabena Annang.
Speaking to Citi Business News, the Managing Director of Hasman, Andoh Wood, said Noguchi’s work is crucial to reducing the spread of COVID-19, hence must be financially assisted to scale up its efforts in fighting the pandemic.
He said Hasman considered the critical and sensitive role that the institute was playing in the fight to manage and control the pandemic, hence the gesture.
“Your team at the Institute put your lives at risk, considering the highly contagious nature of the new COVID-19 to support the country to manage this disease and we commend your effort,” he said.
He said Hasman is a home grown company that cares for the community in which it operates.
“Our company remains committed to caring for our communities and also delivering quality services for the benefit of our clients’ businesses to impact Ghana’s economy and its development”.
While wishing the institute well in its endeavors, he appealed to the public to abide by directives outlined by government and health professionals to help control the pandemic.
Professor Annang commended Hasman for the donation, and said such support from companies shows that society appreciates their work; as it will encourage them to do more for society.