NPP-USA, a branch of the ruling New Patriotic Party today Tuesday, July 7, 2020, made a cash donation of GHC100,000 to support Ghana’s fight against COVID-19. The Party’s Branch Chairperson, Mrs. Obaa Yaa Frimpong, made the donation on behalf of the Branch when she visited the COVID-19 Trust Fund Secretariat. She was accompanied by the Director of International Affairs of NPP, Mr. Emmanuel Attafuah-Danso, Dr. Kwasi Ayim-Darko, Chairman of the Altanta Chapter of NPP-USA. Mr. Prince Kamal Gumah the Branch Deputy Youth Organizer and the Former Branch Deputy Organizer, Mr. Ali Suraj were also present for the presentation. Dr. William Collins Asare received the funds on behalf of the Covid-19 Trust Fund and applauded the group for their support to the Fund.
On Friday, July 3, 2020, led by the Branch Secretary, Mr. Augustine Agbenaza, assisted by the Branch Director of Communications, Mrs. Josephine Agyekum, Chairman, 2nd Vice Chairman and the PRO of the Washington DC Chapter, the Branch also presented a cash donation of 5000 Dollars to support the COVID-19 Fundraising efforts of Ghanaians and Friends of Ghana Against COVID-19, a fundraising campaign by the Embassy of Ghana, USA, aimed at raising funds to support the fight against COVID-19 and to help affected Ghanaians in the US. The donation was presented to the Ambassador, H.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah at the Embassy.
Speaking to the media on the reason behind the Branch’s contributions, Obaa Yaa Frimpong explained the need for the party to engage in non partisan nation building efforts. “Although we are a branch of a political party, our mandate goes beyond extensive partisan efforts only. We have a duty as patriotic citizens to come to the aid of the country in times of global crisis like this one. There are times where we must put our differences aside and rather put the nation first. This contribution is our way of saying that, the fight against covid-19 is a collective one, and not a partisan one”, the Branch Chairperson of NPP-USA intimated.
The Chairperson also commended frontline workers and called for expedited testing. “Our healthcare workers, particularly those in the frontline are risking their lives on a daily basis. We commend their efforts and call for more financial support from other groups to help in this fight. As it stands, we also need to improve on the turnaround time of testing to help us know who has the disease so we can expedite contact tracing where necessary. She also crave the indulgence of all community leaders to be part of the advocates of strict compliance to the Covid-19 protocols by all and sundry. Obaa Yaa concluded that, the Government has shown leadership in this fight, but we are not out of the woodwork. We all have a duty to come together so we can fight this disease collectively”, she added.
NPP-USA Communications Directorate