hree more financial institutions have donated GH¢ 8,500 to the Graphic Needy Trust Fund. Their donatiion is to support the payment of the medical bills and post-operative care for Latifa Karim, a three-year-old cancer of the eye patient.

The institutions, SIC Life company, limited, an insurance Company donated GH¢4,500, while the HFC Bank and the Mamprobi branch of the Fidelity Bank donated GH¢2,000 each.

Additionally, Fidelity Bank presented a hamper containing provisions and fruits to Latifa and her family.


Making the presentation on behalf of the HFC Bank, the General Manager in charge of Finance and Strategy of the bank, Mr Benjamin Dzoboku, expressed the bank’s excitement to assist Latifa.

He explained that the managing director of the bank, whose attention was drawn to the appeal for funds by the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) in the March 2, 2017 issue of the Daily Graphic was touched by little Latifa’s plight.

Mr Benjamin Dzoboku (3rd left), General Manager of Finance and Strategy of HFC Bank, presenting a cheque to Ms Mavis Kyerewaa Boateng (right)

“As a bank with a heart, the management of the bank did not hesitate to support her because the gesture was in line with the bank’s corporate social responsibility,” he said.

Mr Dzoboku said the HFC Bank and its parent company, Republic Financial Holdings Limited of Trinidad and Tobago, believed in corporate social responsibility and always endeavoured to help members of the public through the bank’s power to make a difference and staff volunteering projects.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the (GNTF) a senior Corporate Communications Officer of the GCGL Ms Mavis Kyerewaa Boateng expressed the company’s appreciation to the bank.

Updating the bank on Latifa’s situation, Ms Boateng said Latifa had been relocated to Accra from Tamale and was undergoing treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

She explained that the (GNTF) was taking care of the upkeep of Latifa’s family who accompanied her and her twin sister Rahaman Karim, who was currently undergoing medical investigations to determine if she stood the risk of developing the cancer in future.

Ms Boateng appealed to corporate bodies and philanthropists to donate to the fund in order to assist other needy children who were on the fund’s waiting list.


Source & Photo Credits: |Yvonne Aryee & Mavis K. Boateng