June 6 2015
The Agricultural Development Bank Ghana Limited (adb) has donated ₵100,000 to the Ridge and 37 Military Hospitals to assist them in the delivery of medical care to victims of last Wednesday’s floods and fire disaster.
The two health institutions were given GH₵50,000 each at a separate event Friday.
Executive Head of Corporate Banking, Edward Armah-Mensah, in presenting the cheques said the bank was moved by the tragic incident that hit the country and as part of their corporate social responsibility, decided to support the hospitals with the above mentioned amount.
“As you all know in the last few days, we have been hit with a national crisis and we are here to contribute our widow’s mite. For this reason, we present a cheque of Ȼ50,000 in aid of the victims of the floods and fire incident”, he noted in his presentation at the Ridge and 37 Military Hospitals respectfully.
He added “in times like this, it is most important that we demonstrate that commitment to Ghana”.
Col. Mercy Yelbert, a Matron at the 37 Military Hospital who received the cheque on behalf of the health institution thanked the bank for coming to their aid at that critical hour.
Col. Mercy Yelbert, receiving the money on behalf of the 37 Military Hospital
“This money will go a long way to help us take very good care of the many people who we have been admitted to this hospital as a result of the incident that happened three days ago”, she said.
She therefore, expressed the belief that other institutions would do same.
The Medical Director of the Ridge Hospital, Dr. L. A. Donkor, commenting on the gesture said his outfit was overwhelmed by the donation when the bank was going through some challenges.
“We are overwhelmed by the adb for this donation. We didn’t even expect it. You are the first corporate institution to have come to our aid within the past 24hours to take care of the needy and it is a shining example. We are surprised because in recent times the bank has been going through some challenges”, he said.
He nonetheless, assured the bank that “as gold is refined by going through fire and when you harvest diamonds, they are rocks until you washed them …you will come out strong”.