CGX, Frontera donate $10M in cash to help COVID-19 fight
CGX Energy Inc. and its joint venture partner Frontera Energy Corporation on Monday deposited $10 million in cash to the Government’s COVID-19 emergency response plan.
Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony was presented with a symbolic cheque for $10 million by Professor Suresh Narine, Executive Chairman of CGX Energy Inc.
The presentation took place at the Office of the Prime Minister, Colgrain House, Camp Street Georgetown. Prime Minister Brigadier (rt’d) Mark Phillips chairs the Government’s task force to combat COVID-19.
On August 15, CGX and Frontera responded to President Irfaan Ali’s call for contributions to Government’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic with a $14 million contribution to the Civil Defense Commission.
This was in the form of 40, 000 packets of Morning Glory Rice Cereal to the CDC for food hampers to the country’s most affected citizens. The companies, as promised, followed this up with the cash contribution.
In brief remarks, Minister Anthony thanked CGX for its leadership over the years in thoughtful and innovative Corporate Social Responsibility programs and encouraged other companies to similarly come forward and partner with the Government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Narine also joined the Minister in encouraging the private sector to join the fight against COVID-19.
The Professor explained that CSR initiatives are not only motivated by kindness but that healthy, productive, educated, peaceful and united populations are of direct benefit to companies such as CGX and Frontera operating in Guyana.