The Chinese embassy has handed over sixty –six thousand nose masks and two hundred and forty thermometer guns, from the First lady of China, Professor Peng Liyuan, to the First lady of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Mrs Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, as part of an initiative to support African First Ladies to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among mothers, children and the youth.
The Charge d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Ghana Mr. ZHU Jing, who presented the items on behalf of the Chinese First Lady, recalled the long-standing warm relations between Ghana and China and commended Mrs Akufo- Addo, for supporting Wuhan Province in the early stages of the pandemic in China.
Mrs Akufo- Addo, recalled that this is not the First time the First Lady of China, Her Excellency Peng Liyuan, is supporting African First Lady’s and expressed her gratitude to the First Lady of China, Professor PengLiyuan and the government and people of the People’s Republic of China for the continued cooperation between the two countries, remarking “It is gratifying that in the midst of this pandemic, Ghana and China have supported one another. Today is another proof of the warm relationship between Ghana and China.”
The First Lady of Ghana Mrs Akufo-Addo, said 2020 will go down in history as one of the most difficult for mankind and ironically the year, when we realized how dependent and connected our world is.
“The world has quickly realized that if we must beat the COVID 19 pandemic, we have to work together. We have to share data and experiences. We have to engage each other on solutions that will restore normalcy to our world.” She remarked.
H.E Mrs Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo also took the opportunity to entreat everyone to continue to observe the protocols associated with COVID-19 and stay safe, saying “This virus is no respector of persons, nations or continents. It affects the high and mighty as well as the weak and lowly. It is an equal opportunity offender. Only our collective efforts can beat it.”