Ecobank engages in employee volunteerism with donations to deprived institutions


Employees of Ecobank Ghana, last Saturday, made donations of various kinds to selected institutions across five towns and villages. The programme, which took place simultaneously at all centres, saw employees of the bank make presentations under the bank’s maiden Employee Volunteerism Initiative.

Donations for this maiden programme included the provision of water tanks, pumps, detergents, etc. to the Weija Leprosarium; settlement of medical bills for expectant mothers, new mothers and needy children at the Church of Pentecost Hospital in Madina and Suntreso Hospital in Kumasi; and the donation of a visitors shed, medical supplies, furniture, toiletries, detergents, a sewing machine and food to female inmates of the Sekondi Prisons, including the payment of 1-year medical bills for three critically ill inmates of the prisons.

The donations also included a presentation of food items, stationery, used clothing and shoes, malaria & typhoid test kits, toiletries and detergents to the Potter’s Village orphanage at Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region. The total amount spent on these activities summed up to GH¢280,000.

Under this initiative, Ecobank employees will make cash and kind contributions annually, aimed at making donations to identifiable institutions in deprived communities around the country. On its part, the bank will also supplement all such contributions as part of its broader corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities for the year.

The bank’s original CSR policy mandates it to engage in activities around the four key pillars of Education, Health, Financial Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability. Ecobank has, therefore, been engaging in philanthropic causes to requit the love and kindness of society as part of its commitment to providing value to all stakeholders within its catchment areas.

Speaking to the media at Dodowa, the Acting Managing Director of the bank, Joana Mensah, indicated: “Ecobank remains committed to actively participating in the development and well-being of the communities we operate in. Our Employee Volunteerism Initiative for 2023, which from today, will form part of our CSR programmes, is a significant step forward in this journey, and we look forward to making an even greater impact in the years to come”.

On his part, Nixon Amoah-Awuah, Regional Head of Human Resource for Ecobank Ghana & Anglophone West Africa Cluster, said: ‘’These contributions by our employees are a testament to Ecobank’s commitment to creating positive change in the communities we serve.

“We, the employees of Ecobank, firmly believe that we are not just the backbone of our organisation, but also a driving force behind the betterment of society. Through the Employee Volunteerism Initiative, we aim to foster a culture of giving, empathy, and social responsibility within our workforce.”

At the Weija Leprosarium, the Founder and Chairman of Lepers Aid Committee – Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, S.V.D, expressed gratitude and commended the employees of Ecobank for their selflessness, saying: “I am happy to see so many here from Ecobank. They could have gone for weddings, engagements or funerals, but they came here on a Saturday morning amid the rain. We are always in need here and I am always begging for help because our needs are many.

Our doors are always open for your help, you can come and support us in many ways because the residents here are on a fund which only guarantees them two cedis (GH¢2) a day. That certainly won’t get us far.”

Just like the beneficiary institutions at the other four centres, Fr. Campbell used the opportunity to call on other well-meaning Ghanaian individuals and organisations to provide cash and kind donations to the Weija Leprosarium.

Ecobank Ghana

Ecobank Ghana is an affiliate of the Ecobank Group, the leading private pan-African banking group. At Ecobank Ghana, we offer a comprehensive suite of financial services and solutions to our Consumer, Commercial, Corporate and Investment Banking clients in 65 branches, 248 ATMs and 3,906 Xpress Point agencies.

The Ecobank Group was established in 1985 to drive financial integration and socio-economic development in Africa. With a presence in 35 sub-Saharan African countries as well as in France, the UK, UAE and China, the group has unrivalled expertise and experience across Africa. Our unique pan-African platform provides a single gateway for payments, cash management, trade and investments across Africa and beyond.

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