GCB Bank has donated 40 jumbo water storage tanks to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for distribution to markets in Accra, Tema and other parts of the country.
The ministry will distribute the tanks among selected Metropolitan/Municipal/District Assemblies for allocation to the beneficiary market centres.
The Rambo 1000 tanks will serve as alternative source/storage of water for traders and commuters, as well as members of the public, for handwashing and other uses in a bid to control spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the market centres and communities.
The tanks’ donation was in response to a request to the bank by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and some Metropolitan Assemblies, especially the Accra metropolitan Assembly (AMA), as part of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Managing Director of GCB Bank, Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah, at a short ceremony handed over the tanks to Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Osei Bonsu Amoah, at the AMA premises in Accra.
The MD said the bank has partnered the government of Ghana and other state agencies in the fight to contain this canker called coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We have donated cash to the National COVID-19/MOH Response Team, Veronica buckets, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to various health facilities across the country,” he said.
Mr. Sowah indicated that the bank has made substantial contributions in the fight against the pandemic, but felt this is special because of the need to address congestion in the markets and ensure social distancing.
The Deputy Minister, who is also the Member of Parliament for Akuapem South (Aburi) Constituency, expressed government’s appreciation to GCB Bank and promised that the donation to the markets will lead to better arrangements and provision of water in our major markets.
Mr. Amoah urged other corporate institutions and individuals to emulate the example of GCB.
The Chief Executive of the AMA, Mohammed Nii Adjei-Sowah, praised the bank for being a good neighbour and philanthropic organisation.