The Controlling Director of Agricultural Improvement Financial institution (ADB), Dr John Kofi Mensah has introduced a GH¢1 Million bundle to support the governments struggle from the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
The conclusion in accordance to Dr John Kofi Mensah was taken at a Board Assembly past week and is to be employed in getting Personal Protecting Equipment like Hand gloves, Encounter Masks, Hand Sanitizers and other disinfectants to be distributed to Analysis Institutions, Farmer Based mostly Businesses, the Ghana Police Service and determined Regional Hospitals nationwide.
The Managing Director stated the Bank is to donate an volume of GH¢200,000 to the COVID-19 Fund as declared by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“Our main focus will be on health establishments in primarily the peri-city and rural regions, our customers and also our hardworking Farmers and Traders who are similarly susceptible to attack owing to the nature of their get the job done,” he claimed.
With farmers being some of the most susceptible in society, the Bank believes any assist to these farmers and other agribusinesses is a key move in the struggle from the virus and would drastically cushion such a significant sector of the overall economy.
In accordance to the Taking care of Director, the Bank will from this 7 days assure that the merchandise reach the beneficiaries.
He explained the financial institution has put in spot actions to make sure all health protocols as outlined by Wellbeing Authorities are adhered to be certain no team is contaminated with the several.
“Currently we have greatly lessened our workforce by about 45%, all our branches have been mandated to buy hand sanitizers for their private and client use and also we are observing the social distancing protocol at all our conferences and everyday interactions,” he said.
Presently the Financial institution has aligned with the Ghana Bankers Association to contribute a complete of GH¢10 million as the sector’s contribution to the pandemic.
In addition to that, we have also waived all interbank transfer expenses on our digital platforms and mobile wallet transaction costs for transactions below GH¢100.
Dr Kofi Mensah advised Ghanaians to follow the overall health protocols as outlined such as, regular washing of hands with soap beneath functioning drinking water, use of liquor-dependent hand sanitizers, properly disposing of tissues right after use and also guaranteeing the social distancing protocol.
He also on behalf of the bank reminded shoppers and the public at large to comply with the Presidential directives on arresting the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.