Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) gave GHS200,000 to the COVID-19 Trust Fund as the bank’s support GH¢1 million package to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Managing Director of ADB Dr. John Mensah said the remainder of the funds will be used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hand gloves, nose masks, hand sanitisers and other disinfectants for medical research institutions, farmer-based organisations, the Ghana Police Service and selected regional hospitals.
Dr. Mensah commended the government for the steps taken so far to stem the spread of the pandemic. He urged Ghanaians to also play their part and contribute positively to efforts to end the pandemic. Dr. Mensah stated that ADB was optimistic that the measures being implementing would reduce the number of infections, save lives and help return to country back to normal again.
Eventually, ADB”s contribution to the COVID-19 effort will exceed the GHS1 million announced. The bank already contributed to the GH¢10 million provided by the Ghana Bankers Association, waived all interbank transfer fees on the bank’s digital platforms and mobile wallet transaction fees below GH¢100.
Witnesses at the cheque presentation at Jubilee House included the ADB’s Deputy Managing Director Mr. Alhassan Yakubu-Tali and member of the Board of Directors Mr. George Abankwah-Yeboah.