Ms. Adobea Addo (right) handing over the project to Dr. Annie Opoku

Ecobank Ghana has constructed a borehole and donated cleaning equipment to the Tafo Government Hospital.

The donation forms part of the third Ecobank Day, a Community action day, during which the bank’s staffs across Africa devote the day to serving communities in which the bank operates.

This year’s Ecobank Day programme was under the theme “Every Child in Africa Deserves a Better Future.”

Making the presentation, Miss Adobea Addo who is the Head of Branches and Channels said corporate social responsibility in Ecobank is considered a critical activity as it constitutes one of the main pillars of the bank’s vision of contributing to the socio-economic development of Africa and Ghana.

“As a Pan- African banking institution, we are passionate about the development of Africa and African people and for this reason, Ecobank Ghana has over the years made substantial contributions towards the socio-economic development of Ghana by giving various support to individuals, institutions and communities across the country,” Ms. Addo added.

She disclosed that Ecobank Ghana as part of its Day has handed over projects worth GH¢600,000.00 to public institutions and communities across the country.

The major projects include the provision of eight quality boreholes in various schools and hospitals, treated mosquito nets, hospital mattresses, 20 computers and an incubator, among others.

According to her, the projects were identified by engaging the various beneficiaries to ensure that the project addressed specific needs for schools and hospitals identified.
She reiterated that millions of children across Africa are still unable to reach their full potential or make choices about their future .

Some of the beneficiary institutions and communities are Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Princess Marie Louis Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital, Tarkwa Government Hospital, Ketu and South Municipal Hospital.

Others include Zongo Community in Sunyani, Dworwulu Special School, La Nkwantanang School, Kpintariga Community in the Northern Region and Abenaso Community.

“The projects will bring improvement in the lives of school children, the communities in which they are sited and facilitate development of our future leaders,” she added.

She urged the beneficiary institutions to take good care of the items presented.
Ecobank currently operates in 36 African countries.

In Ghana the Ecobank Day was held simultaneously in eight different locations by the four Ecobank affiliate companies namely Ecobank Ghana Limited, eprocess International, Ecobank Development Corporation (EDC) and the Pan- African Savings and Loans Company limited.

On their parts Dr. Annie Opoku who is the Medical Superintendent at the Hospital and Mr. Alex Abugri, the Administrator thanked Ecobank Ghana for their gesture and assured that the facility will be well catered for.

They appealed to other corporate institutions to assist them in extending electricity to other parts of the hospital.

By DAVID AFUM, KUMASI

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