The Barclays Bank Ghana Limited offshore branch through the Minister of Interior has presented a cheque of 75,000 Dollars to the Ghana International Red Cross. It was towards the upkeep of flood victims in the Upper West, Upper East, and Northern Regions and Enchi in the Western Region.
Margaret Mwanakatwe, Managing Director of the Bank presented the cheque to Mr. Kwamena Bartels, the Minister of Interior, on Wednesday in Accra.
Mrs. Mwanakatwe said the gesture formed part of the Bank’s social responsibility to the people of Ghana.
She said it was also in response to an appeal by the Ministry to individuals and organisations to assist the flood victims.
Mrs. Mwanakatwe pledged the Bank’s support for government towards the alleviation of the suffering of the flood victims saying the financial institution has donated 121,000 dollars since the advent of the flood disaster.
Mr. Kwamena Bartels expressed government’s appreciation for the gesture and said it came at the time when government has decided to put up a health facility to provide medical care to the victims.
He said 255,000 people who remained displaced were prone to diseases adding that there was an outbreak of water borne diseases, diarrhea and other diseases and multiplication of black files.
Mr. Bartels thanked all the Banks that contributed towards the rehabilitation of the flood victims, saying that the financial institutions had presented a total of 5.86 billion cedis to the government.
He appealed to individuals, philanthropists and organisations to support government’s efforts at rehabilitating the flood victims.
Dr. Gladys N. Ashittey, a Deputy Minister of Health, thanked Barclays Bank for the donation, which she said would assist in facilitating government’s efforts at providing drugs, food items and shelter for the victims.
Professor Stephen Addae, Director of the Ghana Institute of Management Public Administration (GIMPA) and President of the Ghana Red Cross, who received the cheque from Mr. Bartels commended the Bank for the donation.
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