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Coronavirus: US businesses support gov’t with funds, technology to fight pandemic

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 Source: Class FM

The American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) Ghana, is providing significant financial, technological and logistical resources to support the government of Ghana’s fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

It is commending the government’s efforts to address the COVID-19 crisis.

“AmCham Ghana welcomes measures to combat the coronavirus, which will ensure that the virus does not spread further and protects at-risk groups from COVID-19. The Chamber is poised to support the government to address logistical constraints faced by Ghana’s health sector while monitoring the impact of the pandemic across the country. We are also actively working to support frontline workers and are committed to supporting the government’s overall response to COVID-19,” Ayesha Bedwei, President of AmCham Ghana remarked.

In March 2020, the Chamber conducted the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. The aim of the survey was to assess the impact of the outbreak and to highlight potential outcomes for businesses.

The survey which covered a wide range of industries including manufacturing, oil & gas, transportation and education, found that 50% of businesses have had their operations severely impacted by COVID-19, whiles only 35% of businesses had plans in place to preserve business continuity and build enterprise resilience during a pandemic.

Others are 85% of the businesses surveyed would experience supply chain disruption should movement continue to be restricted within the country.

In addition to the government’s efforts to minimize the economic impact of the pandemic, several U.S businesses are making significant contributions to the fight against COVID-19 across Africa and Ghana.

Source: Class FM

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