The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), Dr. Afua Asabea Asare last Saturday, joined 95-year-old Ghanaian World War 2 (WW2) veteran, Private Joseph Hammond on his mission of raising funds for Coronavirus front liners.
Private Hammond, one of the more than 200,000 troops drafted into the West African Frontier Force to fight in Burma, present day Myanmar during (WW2) which lasted for 6 years from 1939-1945, has set a COVID-19 fund raiser.
Taking inspiration from fellow British WW2 veteran, Captain Tom Moore, he set challenge of walking for 2 miles a day for 7 days with the aim of raising US$600, 000 for front line workers and vulnerable war veterans across the continent.
Together with the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Ghana Iain Walker, Matthew Mensah, Ghana’s Ambassador for Tourism, Arts and Culture to South Africa and other invited guests, they embarked on a two mile walk on the Oxford Street in Osu, Accra at 6:00 a.m.
Speaking with the Goldstreet Business, Dr. Asabea Asare entreated the public to contribute generously towards the course, stating that the mission was a collective responsibility which involves the support of everyone.
“My source of motivation is Private Hammond. At 95 and able to walk two miles to raise funds for COVID-19, that is my source of motivation”, she added.