The District Grand Lodge of Ghana has presented medical equipment comprising two specialized ultra-low freezers and one thousand PCR test Kits to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research to aid them in their work as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The equipment valued at about GHc 280,000 was presented by representatives of the District Grand Lodge of Ghana led by the District Grand Master, Isaac Owulaku Hood.
In a brief address, Right Worshipful Isaac Owulaku Hood explained, ‘the District Grand Lodge is part of a worldwide body of Freemasons who operate under the United Grand Lodge of England, the Premier Grand lodge.
This Ghana district was inaugurated 89 years ago and is made up of members from a cross-section of the Ghanaian Society. The District, he explained, boasts of the oldest lodge in the country, Gold Coast Lodge, formed in 1863’.
“Seeing the threat that Covid-19 posed to our dear nation Ghana, Freemasons of the Ghana District set up a charity fund. Since the principal tenets of Freemasonry is charity, specifically aimed at supporting the Institute, which is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.”