The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitary supplies worth GHC800,000 to selected state institutions to facilitate their work in the fight against COVID-19 in Ghana. The package contributed by ADB was part of a previously announced GHC1 million package to be invested by ADB into the national fight against the global pandemic. Details of the package and beneficiary institutions are listed below:

The package included:

  • 20 thermometer guns
  • 2,000 face masks
  • 7,500 pairs of hand gloves
  • 400 hair nets
  • 200 Veronica buckets
  • 200 containers of alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • Liquid soap and paper towels

Beneficiary institutions included:

  • Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • Ghana Immigration Service
  • Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge)
  • Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
  • Cape Coast Teaching Hospital
  • Other selected Regional and District hospitals

Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank Dr. John Kofi Mensah explained that GC200,000 head earlier been paid into the COVID-19 Trust Fund, bringing ADB’s total donation to the Fund to GHC1 million as promised by the  bank. Dr. Mensah said the donation decision was made in response to the President Akufo-Addo’s call for support to fight the pandemic. Dr. Mensah announced that ADB’s main focus would be on health institutions in mainly peri-urban and rural areas, the bank’s customers and hardworking farmers and traders the nature of whose work made them more vulnerable to infection.

Besides contributing GHC1 million to the national response, ADB has also contributed GH¢10 million to the collective response package of the Ghana Bankers Association. The bank also waived all charges on its electronic banking transactions below GH¢100 and reduced interest rate by 200 percentage points. Further, the bank waived all interbank transfer fees on its digital platforms and mobile wallet transaction fees for transactions below GH¢100.

Representatives of the beneficiary institutions expressed gratitude to the bank for the support.

Credits: | Doreen Andoh