Advans Ghana Savings and Loan has launched the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and sanitary products to its clients.
The five-day project aims at distributing nose masks, hand sanitizers, hand washing soap and Veronica buckets to clients as part of its measures in assisting clients to fight the spread of Covid-19.
Since the pandemic broke in the country in March, Advans Ghana has considered as a top priority the protection of its staff and clients by strictly implementing all protocols in its premises and activities.
It also initiated measures to sensitise the public, clients and staff on protective measures to put in place at work, at home and outside.
In a short presentation made by Advans Ghana’s management team on August 14, PPE’S were donated to 8 clients.
The Chief Executive Officer Mr. Olivier Bailly-Béchet, in his speech stated that, “even though there are many recoveries, uncertainty remains for the future. And we all know uncertainty is never good for business.
“Whiles nations around the world are making strides in generating a vaccine, it is our individual and collective responsibility to implement the safety protocols at all times to protect ourselves and others,” he said.
He added, “It is for this reason that management with the contribution of its partner Oikocredit has stepped in again to support its clients with PPE’s and sanitary products.
He indicated that this comes as part of the many interventions the company has rolled for its clients.
For starters, Advans Ghana also gave out a relief package (with Grace Period & loan restructuring) for clients and continue to provide loans and other financial services, especially the mobile banking solution ‘Mobibank.’
This was to support clients in restarting their businesses, performing their transactions and more generally in addressing their needs.
The institution also introduced business advice to help its clients in navigating through this challenging crisis and to manage Covid-19 from a health perspective.
Riding on the back of the company’s social goals, the event also served as a springboard to provide education to its clients on Covid-19 and its impact on livelihoods and businesses.
While making sure the PPE’s and sanitary products being given away were locally produced, one core principle of Advans Ghana was fulfilled in this project; that is, aiming to provide support to local manufacturers entrepreneurs and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
The event saw in attendance individual entrepreneurs from whom Advans Ghana purchased the items being given away.
Olivier Bailly-Béchet, charged all branch managers, in the 20 branches to replicate this exercise across the board between August 14 to 19.