Access Bank Ghana responded to calls to help alleviate COVID-19-related difficulties in households and communities by providing GHS300,000 of food assistance and emergency supplies to municipalities across ten regions of Ghana. Beneficiary municipalities received an assistance package of food, PPE and sanitary supplies including rice, cooking oil, tomato puree, canned mackerel, gloves, sanitizers, protective face masks, soaps and toilet rolls among others.
Beneficiaries municipalities included:
- Korle-Klottey, Ayawaso East, Old Fadama, La Nkwantanang, Ashaiman Municipal, Ga East and Kpong Katamanso all in Greater Accra Region
- Asokore Mampong and Aboabo in Ashanti Region
- New-Juaben in Eastern Region
- Takoradi Municipality, Fanteakwa District and Tarkwa-Nsuaem in Western Region
- Ho in Volta Region
- Techiman in Bono East
- Sanerugu in Northern Region
- Kassena Nankana West in Upper East Region and
- Wa in Upper West Region
Managing Director of Access Bank Mr. Olumide Olatunji remarked that the novel coronavirus had brought a measure of untold hardships to many people across Ghana, especially the socially vulnerable and people living on limited or no income, who are had been deprived of their meager livelihoods. Mr. Olatunji noted that, as a development partner, Access Bank was grateful for the steps government had taken so far in containing the situation, but indicated that it was critical for other stakeholders to lend their support to flatten the curve and protect the life of every Ghanaian and residents of Ghana.
Mr. Olatunji said we needed to be relentless in our fight against the pandemic, which was why Access Bank was continuing to extend its support to complement government’s efforts by providing relief to the people the bank works with and those who live in the communities where Access Bank operates.
The donation brings Access Bank’s total commitment to the COVID-19 fight to GHS1.2 Million. The bank already donated GHS 400,000 to Ghana’s COVID-19 National Trust Fund and provided a fully-equipped ambulance to the University of Professional Studies campus and neighboring communities.
Receiving the items, the various Municipal Chief Executives and traditional leaders appreciated the Bank’s efforts for reaching out to their members and encouraged people to adhere to the preventive protocols outlined by authorities.
Credits: Access Bank Ghana