In continuation of its commitment to support communities keep safe and healthy as the fight against COVID-19 lingers on, Access Bank has donated over 1,600 branded and surgical nose masks to the Traders Advocacy Group Ghana (TAGG).
The donation to TAGG is part of its efforts in sensitising members to adhere to the safety protocols to protect themselves, their families as well as customers they interact with on a daily basis.
In a brief presentation of items at the offices of TAGG, the President of TAGG, Mr. David Amoateng indicated that the items being received is timely as case count for infections in the country keep rising, making it even more critical for members to protect themselves while they try to earn a living.
He said, “The effects of the pandemic on our members has been quite severe and all assistance is needed to ensure they can rebuild their businesses and lives to support their families and communities. We will continue to encourage our members to adopt healthy lifestyles and use every opportunity to help them practice sound business decisions required to succeed.”
Leading the Access Bank team to present the items, the Unit Head of Business Banking in Access Bank, Mr. Jones Darmoe, highlighted that the Bank appreciates the difficult challenges facing many SMEs as a result of the pandemic and is implementing measures to support SMEs address their challenges.
“Since the start of the pandemic, Access Bank has stepped up its efforts to support businesses with various interventions including webinars, waivers on all interbank transfers, upward review of limits for transactions on digital products among others”, Mr. Darmoe added.
Access Bank has continuously led the fight and joined hands with other relevant stakeholders to provide relief to its employees, customers and communities within which it operates.
The Bank’s financial contribution towards the COVID-19 fight so far is over GHS1.2 million, having donated over GHS 400,000 to Ghana’s COVID-19 relief fund and a fully equipped ambulance to cater for healthcare delivery on the University of Professional Studies campus and nearby communities. Last year the Bank also donated food items and PPEs to some 17 municipalities across the country.
About Traders Advocacy Group Ghana (TAGG)
Traders Advocacy Group Ghana (TAGG) is an offshoot of the Ghana Union of Traders (GUTA) birthed out in 2020 and is a fully registered group for traders. The goals and objectives of the TAGG are to facilitate change and develop new areas of policy, in order to tackle unmet trade needs and deal with emerging trade issues in Ghana.
The group currently has a membership base of about 6000 traders across various sectors in the country.