The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the McDan Group, Dr. Daniel McKorley is set to distribute Five Thousand (5,000) gallons of hand sanitizers to various organisations and communities across the country tomorrow, Monday, March 23, 2020 for free.
A statement issued by the McDan Foundation said the move was in response to the call by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for local entrepreneurs and stakeholders to produce locally made hand sanitizers and potent drugs to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement averred that Dr. McKorley responded to the President’s call through his Foundation, the McDan Foundation, which partnered Maxtachem Ltd to produce 4.5litre gallons of sanitizers made from locally sourced raw materials.
‘’McDan Foundation will immediately distribute 5000 gallons of sanitizers for free to selected hospitals, security agencies, traditional authorities, organizations and communities across the country as a needed intervention.’’ The statement read in part.
Apart from the 5,000 gallons to be distributed, BestNewsGH.com can report that Dr. McKorley will be supporting Ten (10) selected entrepreneurs with capital to produce hand sanitizers locally in commercial quantities.
This comes after the Business Mogul who also doubles as the Chairman of the McDan Foundation impressed upon interested entrepreneurs in the country to apply for funding to produce hand sanitizers using local raw materials.
BestNewsGH.com is informed that out of the over Two Hundred and Fifty (250) entrepreneurs who applied and submitted their business modules for consideration, Ten (10) were selected and supported with funding for the production of the hand sanitizers locally.
BestNewsGH.com can also report that the criteria for the selection of the 10 entrepreneurs by Dr. McKorley and his team of experts was premised on innovation, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, sustainability and local content.
‘’The statement added that these initiatives will support to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and help creative and innovative entrepreneurs to build sustainable business’’
It is his contribution towards the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country.
It will recalled that Dr. McKorley who is also a philanthropist earlier last week announced an emergency fund to tackle COVID-19, through the production of hand sanitizers locally.