The Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited has commended the efforts and aspirations of all Ghanaian workers, particularly the COVID-19 frontline healthcare and essential workers, for dedicating their time and efforts to fight the pandemic.
A statement signed by Mrs Mansa Nettey, the Chief Executive Officer of StandChart, and copied to the Ghana News Agency at the weekend, said the workers had, in the wake of the COVID-19, sacrificed to save the lives of patients.
“As Ghana has been engaged in an all-out fight against COVID-19 for the past several weeks, we have learnt one thing of our frontline workers; that they have a big heart for people, are caring, committed and giving” the statement said.
It said on the occasion of the 2020 May Day celebrations, unlike any other year, the world was faced with a global public health crisis.
It said the Day was being marked against the backdrop of a pandemic, which threatened the physical, psychological, social and economic wellbeing of Ghana and its workers.
“However, at the fore of the fight against the virus are our frontline healthcare and essential workers who have fervently and remarkably served the nation so that we can have a strong chance at winning this battle.”
“As we mark Workers’ Day 2020, we at StandChart wish to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all healthcare workers in the public and private sectors for their sacrifice, zeal and commitment in the fight against this pandemic.”
“We acknowledge your efforts and that is why in keeping with our brand promise ‘Here For Good,’ we are taking action by donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline health workers in selected hospitals across the country.”
“To all the essential workers including our valuable frontline banking staff, supermarket and shop attendants, food vendors and fuel station attendants we say well done. You’ve played a vital role in keeping the country running.”
The statement also commended all workers in the security agencies who had helped maintain peace, order and security while managing and controlling the spread of the deadly virus.
It recognised workers who had continued performing their daily duties while working from home, saying; “Your commitment to your work is the reason many businesses will continue thriving and meeting their obligations despite these trying times.”
In solidarity with the citizenry, StandChart extended its warmest regards and compliments to all Ghanaian workers, whose toil and sweat continued to keep the wheels the economy moving.
“COVID-19 has impacted all of us in profound ways. However, there is one thing that remains true for all Ghanaian workers, their resilience!
Ghanaian workers have proved to be descendants of the great men and women who, through their hard work decades ago, made and defended the good name of Ghana.”