21st June 2024

First Lady Rebeccal Akufo-Addo with the Charge d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Ghana, ZHU Jing

The Chinese Embassy in Ghana 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 Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo.

The donation is part an initiative to support African First Ladies in 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 China’s First Lady, recalled the long-standing warm relations between Ghana and China. He commended Mrs Akufo- Addo for supporting Wuhan Province in the early stages of the pandemic in China.

Mrs Akufo- Addo, for her part, acknowledged that this is not the First time the First Lady of China,  Peng Liyuan, is supporting African First Ladies.

She expressed her gratitude to the Chinese First Lady and the government and people of the People’s Republic of China for the continued cooperation between the two countries.

“It is gratifying that in the midst of this pandemic, Ghana and China have supported each another. Today is another proof of the warm relationship between Ghana and China,” she said.

Connected world  

Mrs Akufo-Addo said 2020 would go down in history as one of the most difficult for mankind and ironically, the year when the world realized how dependent and connected the globe 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 one another on solutions that will restore normalcy to our world,” she remarked.

Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo also took the opportunity to entreat everyone to continue to observe the protocols associated with COVID-19 and stay safe.

“This virus is no respecter 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,” she said.


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