The Databank Group, through the Databank Foundation, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth over GHS 150,000 to frontline medical staff as part of its commitment to support the fight against COVID-19.
The PPE, which included masks, temperature guns, gloves and disposable gowns, were distributed to different health facilities in the months of July and August.
The CEO of Databank Group, Kojo Addae – Mensah remarked that “while our mission as a company is to help our clients achieve financial independence, there is no wealth without health and we must all play a role in helping our country get through these incredibly trying times. We acknowledge we will have to live with the virus for a while so it is important to us that the people who help to keep us healthy are protected”.
The medical facilities that benefited from the support were the Ga District Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
In addition to supporting medical front liners, the staff of the Databank Group also made personal contributions to purchase about 600 face masks and 200 bottles of hand sanitizers. They are to be donated to market women, traders and porters (kayayei) at the Makola and Madina markets.
This initiative, dubbed “Stay Safe” campaign, saw Databank staff across the country coming together to join the fight against the pandemic. Staff members who took part in the distribution exercise encouraged traders and customers alike to follow the COVID-19 hygiene protocols while going about their day-to-day business.
This distribution exercise was again spearheaded by the Databank Foundation, on behalf of the Databank Group. The Databank Foundation manages corporate social responsibility efforts of the Group. It also works to promote initiatives in education, leadership development and mental health.
In line with its commitment to provide quality service to its clients even in the midst of the pandemic, the Databank Group has embarked on a “Go Digital” drive to enable clients to invest digitally.
Digital channels which clients can use to open accounts, deposit or withdraw include the Databank Mobile App, Online Services portal at www.databankgroup.com and its flagship code, *6100#, available on MTN and Vodafone.