The United States of America (USA) in its quest to help Ghana win the war against the novel Coronavirus, has delivered some improved medical supplies to boost the testing capacity of Ghana.
The medical supplies arrived at Kotoka International Airport on Friday, April 24, by a US Air Force C-130J aircraft which flew from 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
H.E. Stephanie S. Sullivan, the US ambassador to Ghana stated, the arrival of the needed medical supplies underscores the results of the growing partnership between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana to combat COVID-19, to save lives and protect the people of this nation.
“As confirmed cases gradually made their way to West Africa and eventually Ghana, these essential laboratory supplies became even more critical during this rapidly evolving crisis and would have remained stranded in Manchester, U.K., until sometime in May if not for the assistance of the U.S. Air Force.
“The United States commends the Government of Ghana for its strong efforts to combat this pandemic, and we are pleased to partner in its leading efforts,” she said.
Brig. General Leo Kosinshi, Director for Logistics, Air Force Command, receiving the supplies on behalf of AFRICOM, said since the emergence of COVID-19 has introduced some new hurdles we have had to consider in U.S. Africa Command’s Area of Responsibility.
“Movement of this shipment of critical medical supplies from the United Kingdom to Ghana represents one of many logistics moves executed recently despite operating in one of the most logistically challenging theaters to move people and material,” he noted.