Glico, the one-stop-shop for insurance and financial services in Ghana, has donated various essential items to the Ghana Prisons Service to assist in measures taken to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.
The essential items included large quantities of Veronica buckets, gallons of hand sanitizers, boxes of Vitamin C tablets and thermometer guns.
In a brief presentation ceremony at the Ghana Prisons Headquarters, the Chief Executive Officer of GLICO Group, Forkuo Kyei expressed concern that in times like these, it is the vulnerable that suffers the most because they cannot afford the key essentials to protect themselves.
“It is for this reason that GLICO thought it wise to present these essential items to the Ghana Prisons Service to assist in protecting inmates and wardens.”
He added that COVID-19 has provided us the opportunity to observe key hygiene rules.
He heightened the need to observe basic hygienic practices such like washing of hands, coughing and sneezing in the elbows, using hand sanitizers and tissues, keeping our environment clean of filth among others, and the fact that these must become our everyday practice as Ghanaians even after Covid-19.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Ghana Prisons Service, the Director General, Patrick Darko-Missah, expressed gratitude to the leadership of GLICO for providing these essentials item.
He indicated that a lot of measures have been put in place at all the 46 prisons nationwide to prevent the spread of the virus.
Some of these measures include: intensive education of inmates on the virus; re-structuring of wardens so that those who commute to work do not unconsciously import the virus into the prisons and provision of essentials to ensure personal hygiene and most importantly washing of hands.
Darko-Missah further showed appreciation to GLICO; he stated that, “we always come to you for support and you assist us, but it is best to give when we haven’t asked and to this we are grateful.”
In response to the measures taken by the Ghana Prisons to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mr. Kyei further added that GLICO is a Ghanaian-owned brand and this is the time that, as a company, we have to show love to all Ghanaians.
“So, aside this donation to the Ghana Prisons Service, we are also feeding the “Kayaye” vulnerable persons. We have also provided a free Hospital Cash Income (HCI) benefit to all our individual life policyholders.
“We are also liaising with the Ghana Armed Forces to intensify COVID-19 education nationwide, and in particular at the various barracks. These, among others, would ensure that all Ghanaians stay at home, stay healthy and practice social distancing to fight the spread of the virus,” he added.
GLICO was represented at the brief ceremony in addition to the Group CEO, by Maame Dufie Achampong-Kyei Obeng – Managing Director for GLICO LIFE, Andrew Achampong-Kyei – Managing Director for GLICO GENERAL, Nana Efua Rockson – Group Head, Corporate Affairs & Marketing and Ladonna Buahin – Chief Operations Officer for GLICO LIFE. Representatives from the Ghana Prisons Service included Josephine Freda-Agyeman – Deputy Director General, L.K.A. Ansah – Director of Prisons in charge of Welfare, Patience Baffoe-Bonnie – Deputy Director of Prisons in charge of Health, among other senior officers.
GLICO is made up of six companies namely; Glico Life, Glico Healthcare, Glico Properties, Glico Capital, Glico General and Glico Pensions.
Significantly, over the last thirty-five years, each of the companies in the GLICO Group is among the leaders in their categories.
GLICO continues to churn out innovative services and policies that offer financial solutions and protection to Ghanaians.
In times of uncertainty, one can always trust GLICO to “cushion you for life”!