ABSA Bank Ghana limited has donated one million Ghana cedis (173.100 U.S.dollars) to support the government of Ghana’s efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The bank, formerly Barclays Bank Ghana Ltd, said the donation was a demonstration of its commitment towards the well-being of Ghanaians.
The donation was specifically to support the purchase of more testing kits, as well as personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the frontline health workers.
“We have been closely monitoring the developments and the growing concerns on COVID-19 in Ghana and the rest of the world, with reports from the government and health institutions
“This pandemic is nothing we have seen before and it is very alarming, so, as a caring bank, it is important for us to support our customers who keep us in business,” the managing director, Abena Osei-Poku said.
The bank has also waived charges on interbank instant digital transfers, while making mobile money transfers of up to 100 cedis daily free, to support its customers during the difficult times.
Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo inaugurated the Board of Trustees for the country’s COVID-19 Fund on Sunday, expecting donations from individuals and corporate institutions to support the fight against the pandemic. Enditem