Stanbic Bank Ghana donated 300 packs of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KATH) to support frontline workers in their fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, Head of Marketing and Communications at Stanbic Bank Ghana, said the severity of the impact of the COVID-19 placed a responsibility on everyone to ensure that the situation was contained.
Mr. Alhassan Andani, Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Ghana said the bank has invested a total of GHc1.3 million to support the ongoing national efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Mr. Andani announced plans by Stanbic Bank Ghana to work in partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services to make an additional donation of 200 PPE to hospitals and medical centres in Ghana, and purchase 5,000 complete testing kits and ventilators. Further, through Stanbic Ghana’s ‘All for One, One For All’ initiative, bank staff are being encouraged to commit at least a percentage of their salaries to the COVID-19 Fund while top bank executives were committing to donate 30 percent of their salaries for the next three months to the fund.
Dr. Daniel Asare, CEO of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, received the donation and thanked Stanbic Ghana. Dr. Asare appealed to other businesses to support the health facilities with more protective equipment.
Meanwhile, Stanbic Ghana has rolled out measures to reduce the financial burden on customers and enhance the ease of doing business as the country fights to control the spread of the COVID-19 in the country. The measures include a capital moratorium to customers upon request, a principal repayment freeze on active loans, a 2 percent cut in interest rates and reduced costs on all cards to encourage the use of e-payment outlets.