ASA Savings and Loan supports 4 centres with health screening and donations


ASA Savings and Loans Limited in its quest to support clients and communities as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has made donations to Mayera Fease Health Centre and Takyikrom D/A Basic School and rendered health screening service to its two business centres.


Mayera Faase Health Centre in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region received items including a microscope, an 18-litre autoclave with timer, centrifuge, foetal doppler, nebuliser, money safe, file cabinet, among others.

The Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Manager of the company, Richard Nartey and the Area Manager, Samir Sani who led the team to present the items, said the gesture reflects ASA Savings commitment and dedication to making positive impact in communities in which it operates. “We, as a company is keen on contributing our quota towards the realization of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-3), good health and wellbeing, the reason why as part of our corporate social responsibility we commit resources and time”, he added.

The Area manager, Samir Sani admonished the management of the facility to put to good use the donated items to improve on quality healthcare.

Akpene Esi Vomawor, the Nurse Manager of the Health Centre was full of praise to management of ASA for the kind gesture. “All these donated items will help us render a more quality care to our clients and empower the staff of the facility to deliver good service”, she said. We have on average 600 patients visiting our facility in a month, majority who are nursing mothers.

We appeal to philanthropists and other corporate bodies to come to our aid in expanding the facility as the number of patients we attend to keeps growing in number. “We need more infrastructure, particularly a maternity complex or wards for effective service delivery”. The internally generated funds are woefully inadequate to address these challenges, hence the plea for support.

The Assembly Member of Mayera Electoral Area, Amarkai Armah praised ASA for the support. “The community has a population of over 15,000 who occasionally visit the facility, thereby putting a lot of pressure on the existing infrastructure. This will help reduce the burden on the medical staff “, he added.

In a parallel event to improve and support government’s efforts in ensuring quality service to students in public schools, ASA Savings and Loans has presented items to Takyikrom D/A Basic School in Akrofuom District of the Ashanti Region.

10 dual desks, five hexagonal tables, 30 Kindergarten chairs, six white marker boards, 120 pieces of customized exercise books, four boxes of pens, three box of pencil, two box of board marker, three boxes of sharpener as well as three boxes of eraser were donated.

“The donation is to assist the efforts of the teaching staff and improve learning outcomes, said the Dunkwa Branch Manager of the company”, Mr James Owusu.

Mr. Sekyi Odame Samuel, Bekwai Area Manager of the company, said the company would continue to partner public schools to improve on the quality education across the country.

“We have supported a lot of public schools and health facilities throughout the years and it is our hope that it will lead to improved service delivery to the populace”, he added.

Some of the institutions that benefited from our gesture include Kasoa Emmanuel Presby School, Anomabo Health Centre, Meduma Basic School, Effia Nkwanta Hospital, Odorkor M/A Basic School, amongst others.

The Headmistress of the school, Mrs Monica Aba Dontoh expressed gratitude to the company for choosing the school to help minimize their plight.

“We would put it to good use to ensure that lessons are delivered appropriately, and test administered properly to uplift the image of the school and to meet the standards of GES”. We appeal to other benevolent organizations and individuals to support us as government alone cannot shoulder all the responsibility.


Free health screening

The Awoshie Business Centre of ASA Savings and Loans has screened 176 traders and clients at the Anyaa Market in the Ga Central Municipality.

They were screened for malaria, hepatitis B, blood pressure, diabetes, general health and eye test.

Physician Assistant in charge at the screening Courage Adzogble said most of the mothers reported with cases of hypertension which they had no knowledge of and were advised to live a healthy life style.

Others, he said also had blurry vision and this could be attributed to dust and smoke around the market.

He advised the traders to go for periodic checkups to know their health status.

Branch Manager for Awoshie Business Centre of ASA Savings, Raphel Ghansah said: “those screened were between the ages of 25 and 50”.

The screening, he said is organized freely for our clients and traders yearly across all our business centres as its part of CSR activities.

The Area Manager of the company Madam Harriet Quaye said “we decided to bring the health screening at their door step since most of them do not get time to visit the health centre”.

Also, residents from Nkawkaw and adjoining communities lauded a gesture by ASA Savings and Loans after they benefited from a free health screening exercise too.

The company, reached out to approximately 255 people to address their medical conditions and other health needs.

The screening identified various health conditions prevalent among the participants, including musculoskeletal pains (lumbago) at 50%, peripheral neuropathy at 20%, insomnia at 8%, and eye disorders at 16%.

Additionally, cases of malaria, enteric fever and others were observed, constituting 6% of the diagnoses.

Both customers and staff of ASA Savings and Loans, along with the medical team, expressed satisfaction with the event’s proceedings.

Head of the Medical Team, Dr. Antwi Bosiako recommended that more funds should be allocated towards the procurement of medications and other essential medical items, considering the high cost of healthcare delivery in the current environment.

Medical Lab Technician, Paulina Quainoo commended the gesture by ASA Savings and Loans and called for similar social services to be continued and replicated in other areas.

She also advised that future events should ideally be organised in market areas to maximise accessibility.

Ejisu Area Manager for ASA Savings and Loans Limited, Alexander Opoku Ayitey emphasised the need to impact positively on society as an institution.

Other staff of the company, present at the event include; Seth Danielson Adoko-Bonney, the Branch Manager for Nkawkaw BC. Mithu Bhushan Debnath, the Divisional Manager for Ashanti East.

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