The American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 in Ghana, is supporting Fashion Connect Africa for their One Million Facemasks for Rural Communities project aimed at providing facemasks to the residence in rural communities to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
The project will involve the production and distribution of quality face masks to rural communities.
Through this project, more people will be engaged to help produce and distribute the facemasks. This will ensure that they have a source of income for a period of time and are empowered to provide for their ends meet.
Speaking at the official launch of the project in Accra, the chamber’s president, Ayesha Bedwei, reiterated the importance of adhering to the safety protocols and the vital role of the project to further enhance safety and protection against the virus in the rural areas.
”Every year as AmCham, we support a corporate social responsibility initiative and I was pleased to select Fashion Connect Africa’s one million mask project, mainly because it is very relevant particularly due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is important that we keep sanitizing our hands and also wearing masks.”
” The one million masks project will focus on providing the much-needed masks to people in the rural areas and that is something that we can definitely stand behind as the American Chamber of Commerce,” She added.
AmCham Ghana provided Fashion Connect Africa with the seed fund for the production of the first 5000 facemasks.
”To ensure that rural dwellers keep themselves safe during this period, we are embarking on the One Million Face Masks For Rural Communities Project which will involve the production and distribution of quality and treated face masks to the rural poor across the most neglected districts in Ghana.” Victoria Michaels of Fashion Connect Africa remarked during the launch.
Also present at the event was the Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Technical & Vocational Education Training, Gifty Twum Ampofo, Ambassador of European Union of Ghana, Her Excellency Ms. Diana Acconcia, and some traditional rulers.