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Business News of Saturday, 21 March 2020

Source: Laud Business

Coronavirus: GCB gives govt GHS100,000 to fight outbreak

GCB has on Friday, March 20, given the government of Ghana an amount of GHS100,000 to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The Managing Director of GCB Bank, Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah, presenting the cheque to the health minister, said the bank is determined to protect staff and customers, hence the donation.

He said: “as the only financial institution with offices and branches across all the 16 regions of Ghana with some of our branches and agencies located at the border towns or entry points, we seek to protect our staff, their dependents, our cherished customers and all Ghanaians from a diverse background across the nation.”

“The Bank with Ghanaian heritage, we have been concerned with the confirmed cases in Ghana our motherland, Africa and the world at large. We are indeed not in normal times, but there is hope,” he said.

For his part, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, thanked GCB for the donation.

He said: “I am grateful to you MD, the Board, your staff and the Bank for such a gesture of immense support to enable us to fight the disease. We will get ourselves into a close relationship, partnership and eventually become friends.”

“So, over the next few days and weeks, we are anticipating that we are going to have larger numbers of people who are already having the disease.

”The only thing that I can say now is the fact that we should all be listening to the guidelines and the advice that is coming from our professionals and those who are flying about bacterial and all our radio and television stations and people who are discussing COVID-19,” he added.

Ghana has recorded sixteen cases of the infection.

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