In continuation of its commitment to support communities keep safe and healthy as the fight against COVID-19 lingers on, Access Bank has donated over 1,600 branded and surgical nose masks to the Traders Advocacy Group Ghana (TAGG).
The donation to TAGG is part of its efforts in sensitising members to comply with the safety protocols so as to protect themselves and their families, as well as customers they interact with on a daily basis.
In a brief presentation of items at the offices of TAGG, the president of TAGG, Mr. David Amoateng, indicated that the items being received is timely as the case count for infections in the country keeps rising – making it even more critical for members to protect themselves while they try to earn a living.
He said: “The pandemic’s effects on our members have been quite severe, and all assistance is needed to ensure they can rebuild their businesses and lives to support their families and communities. We will continue encouraging our members to adopt healthy lifestyles, and use every opportunity to help them practice the sound business decisions required to succeed”.
Leading the Access Bank team to present the items, the Unit Head of Business Banking in Access Bank, Mr. Jones Darmoe, highlighted that the bank appreciates the difficult challenges facing many SMEs as a result of the pandemic, and is implementing measures to support SMEs address their challenges.
“Since the start of the pandemic, Access Bank has stepped-up its efforts to support businesses with various interventions: including webinars, waivers on all interbank transfers, upward review of limits for transactions on digital products among others,” Mr. Darmoe added.
Access Bank has continuously led the fight and joined hands with other relevant stakeholders to provide relief to its employees, customers and communities within which it operates. The bank’s financial contribution toward the COVID-19 fight so far is over GH¢1.2million, having donated over GH¢400,000 to Ghana’s COVID-19 relief fund and a fully equipped ambulance to cater for healthcare delivery on the University of Professional Studies campus and nearby communities. Last year, the bank also donated food items and PPEs to some 17 municipalities across the country.