With 287 confirmed cases and 5 deaths as of the 7th of March, Ghana has a relatively low rate of infection of the COVID-19 virus. Most cases are in the Greater Accra area, with the West African nation’s capital of Accra at the centre.
To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Ghana’s government imposed restrictions in the Greater Accra and Kumasi areas on the 30th of March, asking residents to stay at home and only leave their houses for necessities.
ecoligo’s Country Manager in Ghana, Doreen Kanetey-Essel, tells us how things are in Accra.
A national trust fund has been set up to support individuals who have been negatively impacted by the disease. Government officials have accepted a 50% pay cut for the next months, with this money being used to finance the trust fund. Individuals and companies are also donating to the fund, in addition to further funds provided by the government.
ecoligo provides solar energy to a variety of businesses in Ghana, who report some impact to their business. Will Senyo, CEO of Impact Hub Accra, one of ecoligo’s clients, explains the impact on his company.
ecoligo is in close contact to each of its clients and is committed to supporting them through the impacts of the pandemic. A guarantee fund has been launched to safeguard crowdinvestors against any possible impact and enable the continued journey towards the global energy transition. Read more here.