CalBank donated GH¢200,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund in support of the socially vulnerable and individuals in need who are worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana. CalBank announced that the donation to the fund was in excess of the GHC10 million contributed to the fund through an earlier collective effort of the Ghana Association of Bankers.

Managing Director of CalBank Mr. Philip Owiredu remarked that the pandemic impacted our livelihood, lifestyles and businesses while it disrupted economic activities. He expressed the firm belief of CalBank, that the extraordinary times demanded a collective effort to address, noting that no individual entity could advance all by itself without a collective effort. Mr. Owiredu said that CalBank was ready to work in partnership with government to support the purchase of required medical equipment and supplies to fight the pandemic.

Mr. Owiredu commended President Nana Akufo-Addo for establishing the Covid-19 Trust Fund to support the fight against the pandemic. He encouraged Ghanaians to adhere to public health and hygiene advisories of practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing with soap under running water and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Justice Sophia Akuffo, Chairperson of the Covid-19 Trust Fund received the cheque and thanked CalBank for the generous support. Justice Akuffo assured senior management of CalBank that the donated funds would be applied judiciously to support the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. She announced plans to disburse funds to beneficiaries by the end of the week.

Credits: | Samuel Tei Adano