GLICO Group, a dynamic pacesetter in the insurance and finance industry, has presented essential hospital items and equipment to the Ghana Air Force as part of its efforts to stop the spread and manage infections of COVID-19. The presentation was made at the Ghana Air Force Headquarters, Burma Camp, in Accra.
Presenting the items on behalf of GLICO Group, the Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Edward Forkuo Kyei, indicated that GLICO as a Ghanaian-owned company cannot sit unconcerned when the country is going through a crisis. “The security and safety of our nation is paramount now, and we believe that this donation of medical equipment and hospital essentials will go a long way to support the fight against this deadly virus for the good of the Ghana Armed Forces and Ghanaians at large.”
Mr. Forkuo Kyei further thanked the Ghana Air Force for the significant role they played in enforcing the lockdown policies which significantly helped in what would have been an enormous spread of COVID-19. He also commended the Ghana Air Force for innovatively building an automatic handwashing machine to ensure adherence to the COVID-19 health protocols. He stressed that COVID-19 has brought about opportunities for Ghanaians to innovate, and recommended that the automatic handwashing machine should be made available for use by other institutions.
The Ghana Air Force’s Chief of Air staff, Air Vice Marshal Frank Hanson, led a delegation to receive the items. He commented that GLICO has been one of the lifelines to the Ghana Air Force. Not only has GLICO provided insurance solutions to protect the lives of new recruits and personnel in the Ghana Air Force, but also provided valuable support in the provision of equipment and operational essentials. “We take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to GLICO for their constant support, and promise that this donation will be put to good use as we fight COVID-19 together.”
The brief ceremony saw attendance by the Ghana Air Force’s key officers such as the Air Officer in Charge of Special Duties at the Office of the President – Air Vice Marshal Fred Bekoe; the Chief of Staff – Air Commodore J. A. Ashrifie; the Acting Base Commander, Airforce Base – Group Captain Adu-Gyamfi; the Acting Base Commander, Air Force Base Tamale – Group Captain David Akrong; and Director General of the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services – Brigadier General Ernest Saka.
Supporting the Chief Executive Officer of GLICO to make the donation to the Ghana Air Force were the Managing Director of GLICO LIFE, Mrs. Maame Dufie Achampong-Kyei Obeng; GROUP Executive Director for Business Development, Mr. Stephen Badu; Group head, Corporate Affairs & Digital Marketing, Nana Efua Rockson; Chief Sales Officer for GLICO LIFE, Mr. Joseph Sefah-Duah; and Chief Business Support Manager for GLICO LIFE, Mr. John Ekar Smart.
Instructively, since the detection of COVID-19 in Ghana, GLICO GROUP has made it a necessity to reduce the pain points of its various stakeholders in fighting spread of the dreaded virus. GLICO assisted the Vice-President’s ‘feed a kayaye’ project by sending trucks of food to the Agbogloshie market area and its environs. GLICO has also provided free hospitalisation benefits to all its policyholders who may be hospitalised as a result of COVID-19 up to 31st July 2020.
Additionally, GLICO donated various essential items to the Ghana Prisons Service to assist in measures taken to prevent spread of COVID-19. Furthermore, GLICO partnered with the Ghana Armed Forces to fly airplanes with the inscription #StayHome #StaySafe to educate Ghanaians to stay at home during the mandatory lockdown period.
It is worth noting that GLICO is a group of six insurance and finance companies committed to providing insurance solutions to cushion its customers for life, especially in this unprecedented COVID-19 period.