Unibank Ghana Limited has extended a hand of support to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility in Accra. Items presented were Two Hundred packets of roofing sheets, a cheque of One Hundred Thousand Ghana cedis and a new branded
The Managing Director of Unibank, Clifford Mettle said, the bank was touched by the plight of the students of the Prempeh College, Opoku Ware Senior High School and other schools in Bawku who are currently facing challenges following a rainstorm which caused damage to several properties. “We are looking forward to improving lives in communities by providing them with incentives”, he said.
According to him, the first donation of two hundred packets of roofing sheets was to support the schools that had their roofing sheets ripped off due to the rainstorm. The second donation, One Hundred Thousand Ghana cedis was in support of the fight against the army worm infestation and the brand new vehicle was to aid NADMO in times of disasters.
In his response, Hon. Eric Agyemang Prempeh, Director General of NADMO thanked the Bank for their kind gesture and said the cash donation against the army worm infestation was timely as it would aid government in the fight against the menace. He further said it was time for the organisation to be more proactive in its response and longed to see NADMO as champions of disaster management in Africa with Unibank as a partner.
He reiterated that NADMO is faced with several challenges such as financial and logistics and urged other organizations to emulate Unibanks example.
The gesture is to equip the organization towards likely mishaps in this year’s rainy season and also battle the Fall Army Worms (FAW) infestation that has affected farms in some nine regions of the country.
Clifford Mettle, Director, Marketing and Alternate Channels of UniBank, presenting the items, said that as part of the company’s corporate social responsibilities, it has to intervene in matters that affect society in the areas of education, environment and health care.
“We realized that the rains have caused a lot of destruction of properties in some schools, including the Prempeh College and Opoku Ware, not forgetting the army worm invasion on farmlands which is a very sensitive situation and requires immediate attention,” he averred.
“It is for this reason and other unexpected disasters which we are likely to face as a country, especially in this rainy season, that we as a bank decided to make this donation.” he added.