GCB Bank Ltd. has donated an amount of GH¢100,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund to help support sensitisation work and reduction in the spread of COVID-19.
The bank’s donation forms part of its corporate social responsibility of supporting and partnering state institutions to achieve the national development agenda.
The Deputy Managing Director of GCB in charge of Finance, Mr. Socrates Afram, who presented the cheque to the Chairperson of the Trust Fund, Justice Sophia Akuffo, on behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the bank, commended the Trust on the good work being done to minimise spread and impact of the disease.
He stated that as GCB is a wholly Ghanaian-owned bank and corporate citizen, anything that affects the people of Ghana is of great importance it.
Mr. Afram said GCB Bank has mounted several educational campaigns, enforced stringent COVID-19 protocols and donated PPEs to institutions and communities in its quest to stem effects of the pandemic and save lives.
The Ministry of Health, Judicial Service of Ghana, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies and about 650 medical doctors, nurses and other health services staff have benefitted from the donation and distribution of PPEs, water-tanks and feeding, among others, to help combat the pandemic.
Her Ladyship expressed appreciation to the Bank for the gesture, and explained that although there are vaccines for the disease, the COVID-19 battle is far from over.
She therefore called for more financial support since the Trust is running out of funds and donations have slowed down.
She also touched on work of the Trust which involves continuous COVID-19 sensitisation to encourage adherence to the COVID-19 protocols and vaccination drives, adding: “Mask Up, Covid Down” – meaning when you put your mask on, you cut down the power of COVID-19.
Present at the donation ceremony were Mr. Kojo Kwarteng and Mr. John Adamah, Heads of the Corporate Affairs and Retail Banking Departments respectively.