Statement on the West African Ebola Crisis (Update)

Last November, in light of our Stevia 1931 venture, we made a statement about the West African Ebola crisis and how this may effect our activities in the region. Our statement read:

Due to our commencing activities in Ghana and people’s concerns about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa we felt compelled to make a statement on how Ghana stands in relation to the Ebola epidemic and how this may affect our companies decisions.

To date there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Ghana. The Ebola outbreak has generally been confined to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. For details on the affected area please consult the Global Alert and Response page (GAR) from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Ghana is taking an active stance in the fight against Ebola with Accra hosting the base for the UN Security Councils first ever UN mission for a public health emergency; the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).

As the Ebola outbreak has a negligible effect on our region it has not affected our outlook or commencing activities in the region. Ghana remains our preferred hub for our stevia cultivation activities. We will closely monitor the situation until the epidemic has seized.

We are glad to see that the BBC today reported that the Ebola crisis seems to diminish as cases are steadily declining throughout West Africa. We are very pleased this region is recovering from this crisis with Ghana having, and still playing, an important role therein with Accra hosting the UNMEER initiative.

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