Employees of the Risk Function Unit at Absa Bank Ghana donated essential supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ghana Prisons Service’s Senior Correctional Centre to support the Centre in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The support package included GHS10,000 worth of veronica buckets, nose masks, paper towels, hand sanitizers, soaps and other essential supplies.

Speaking at the giving event, Chief Risk Officer at Absa Bank Mr. Adolph Kpegah said Absa Bank will continue to be a force for good in society by remaining a responsible corporate citizen.

“As a bank that has been playing a shaping role in our society for over a hundred years, we remain committed to supporting the fight against the pandemic. This donation is therefore to complement the government’s effort against further spread of the virus and to help consolidate the progress we are making as a country,” said Mr. Kpegah.

Head of Credit Risk at Absa Bank Ghana Mrs. Annie Aboarh explained that the Risk Function Unit had been a supporter of the Center over the years and that this gazetted donation came from colleagues in the Unit who raised funds to purchase the PPEs and supplies. Mrs. Aboarh commended her colleagues for donating generously to the cause.

Assistant Director of Prisons and Officer-in-Charge of the Senior Correctional Centre Mrs. Millicent Owusu received the gift package and expressed gratitude to employees of the Risk Function Unit of Absa Bank for the support.

The Senior Correctional Centre in Accra, formerly the Borstal Institute for Juveniles, is the only correctional institution in Ghana country that is dedicated to young offenders and juveniles. The Centre provides training in vocational trades like welding, vulcanizing, tailoring, carpentry, draftsmanship, auto electrical and mechanical and general electricals.