Cbg Donation

The Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) has supported the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and the COVID-19 National Trust Fund with GHC200,000.00 to help the fight against the pandemic in Ghana.

GH¢100,000.00 each goes to the Fund and Noguchi as part of CBG’s GH¢1 million commitment to help combat the respiratory disease in the country.

Mr Daniel Wilson Addo, the Managing Director of CBG, said the two bodies were central to the fight against the virus hence the support, a statement from the Bank and copied to the Ghana News Agency said on Wednesday.

“Economic activity in Ghana and worldwide has been hit hard by this pandemic and good corporate institutions such as CBG have moved to support government through the COVID-19 National Trust Fund that the President has set up,” he added.

Mr Addo reiterated the important role of the NMIMR and said it deserved every support from corporate Ghana.

“Noguchi Memorial Institute is one of the leading institutions at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19. So far, Noguchi has done a great job and therefore needs all the support to carry out its mandate to curb the spread of the virus in Ghana”.

He expressed the belief that with government’s strategy to test more people, the resources of NMIMR could be overstretched, hence the assistance.

“There are increasing numbers of test samples daily and there is the need for more PCR reagents and other resources to aid the process and Personal Protective Equipment to protect medical staff and technicians handling the patients.”

“We believe the donation is the best way to support Noguchi to acquire the right resources they need,” he added.

Mr Addo said the Bank would disburse the GH¢1 million to deserving institutions and other efforts to combat the disease.

“The Bank has lined up a number of activities and efforts to help stop the spread of the virus. We are committed to supporting selected institutions in the COVID-19 fight and also facilitating education and awareness about the virus”.

Professor Kwabena Mante Bosompem, the Director of the NMIMR, University of Ghana, commended CBG for its support and for recognising its effort in controlling the effects of the pandemic on the country.

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