The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has received 6,000 bottles of drinking water from Mr. Mahmoud Kurdi and Mr. Mahmoud El Mahmoud to help fight the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The two managers, of NNEST Metals Company Limited and Mahmoud Jewelries Limited respectively, said the gesture was in support of the Service’s efforts as front liners in combating the virus.
“The donation is to show appreciation to the personnel of the Service for their commitment and sacrifice in the fight against the pandemic and we hope your efforts pay off”, Mr. Mamoud El Mamoud, noted.
Receiving the items at the National Headquarters, Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration (DCGI) in charge of Finance and Administration, Mrs. Judith Dzokoto-Lomoh expressed gratitude to the two managers and said the contribution of the GIS in the fight against the Coronavirus was being acknowledged and appreciated by all-and-sundry.
The DCGI said the donation was timely and it would quench the thirst of Officers assisting the Ghana Health Service in contact tracing as well as personnel supporting the Police to maintain law and order and those on patrols at the frontiers.
She encouraged Officers to observe all protocols in order not to contract the virus, explaining that they were “at the frontline of the fight and need to stay alert and safe, especially with social distancing.”
The Ghana Immigration Service is currently assisting the Ghana Health Service in tracing all persons who travelled into the country between 3rd March, 2020 and 23rd March, 2020.