ADB presents GH¢1 Million package to gov’t as Covid-19 Fund support



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Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has presented a GH¢1 Million package to government to support its fight against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Presenting the package to government during a meet the press session by the information ministry, the Managing Director of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Dr. John Kofi Mensah, said the bank is committed to supporting the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic which has taken all nations by storm.

Dr. John Kofi Mensah said the money will be used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) like Hand gloves, Face Masks, Hand Sanitizers and other disinfectants to be distributed to Research Institutions, Farmer Based Organizations, the Ghana Police Service and identified Regional Hospitals nationwide.

The Managing Director said the Bank is to donate an amount of Two Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS200,000.00) to the COVID-19 Fund as announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

“Our major focus will be on health institutions in mainly the peri-urban and rural areas, our customers and also our hardworking Farmers and Traders who are equally vulnerable to attack due to the nature of their work,” he said.

With farmers being some of the most vulnerable in society, the Bank believes any support to these farmers and other agribusinesses is a major step in the fight against the virus and would significantly cushion such a critical sector of the economy.

Before this donation, the Bank has aligned with the Ghana Bankers Association to contribute a total of Ten Million Ghana Cedis (GHS10,000,000.00) as the sectors contribution to the pandemic.
In addition to that we have also waived all interbank transfer fees on our digital platforms and mobile wallet transaction fees for transactions below GHS100.

Dr. Kofi Mensah advised Ghanaians to follow the health protocols as outlined including, frequent washing of hands with soap under running water, use of alcohol based hand sanitizers, properly disposing of tissues after use and also ensuring the social distancing protocol.

He also on behalf of the bank reminded Customers and the Public at large to comply with the Presidential directives on arresting the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com