GCB Bank has donated 40 jumbo water storage tanks to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for distribution to markets in Accra, Tema and other parts of the country.
Per this donation, the ministry is expected to distribute the tanks among selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies for allocation to the beneficiary market centres.
The 1000 litres Rambo tanks will serve as alternative source/storage of water for traders and commuters, as well as members of the public, for handwashing and other uses in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus in market centres and communities.
The tanks’ donation was in response to a request to the bank by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and some Metropolitan Assemblies, especially the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), as part of efforts to join hands in the COVID-19 pandemic fight.
Managing Director (MD) of GCB Bank, Mr Anselm Ray Sowah, at a short ceremony handed over the tanks to Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Osei Bonsu Amoah, at the AMA’s premises in Accra.
According to the MD, the bank has partnered the government of Ghana and other state agencies in the fight to contain this global pandemic.
“We have donated cash to the National COVID-19/MOH Response Team, Veronica buckets, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to various health facilities across the country,” he said.
Mr Sowah indicated that the bank has made substantial contributions in the fight against the pandemic, but felt this is special because of the need to address congestion in the markets and ensure social distancing.
Also present at the donation exercise, Deputy Minister for Local Government, expressed government’s appreciation to GCB Bank and promised that the donation to the markets will lead to better arrangements and provision of water in major markets areas.
Mr Amoah further urged other corporate institutions and individuals to emulate the example of GCB.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the AMA, Mohammed Nii Adjei-Sowah, also praised the bank for being a good neighbour and philanthropic organization in this critical moment of the country.