The Metropolitan Group of Companies in Ghana – Metropolitan Life Insurance Ghana, Metropolitan Health Insurance Ghana and Metropolitan Pensions Trust Ghana, as part of their Corporate Social Investments, organised a blood donation exercise with employees of the company and other companies within the vicinity of their offices to help stock the national blood bank after the double disaster of June 3, 2015.

The Metropolitan Group of Companies, have also donated assorted medical supplies worth several thousands of Ghana Cedis to the 37 Military Hospital, to support caring for those injured and sick from the disaster.

Speaking at the ceremony to present the medical supplies, AJ Kruger CEO of Metropolitan Life and Executive Director of Metropolitan Pensions Trust and Metropolitan Health Insurance noted that this was part of the companies’ response to the double disasters.

AJ Kruger said, the company is also responding to the call from the Ministry of Health for well-meaning companies and entities to assist with the restocking of the Central Medical Stores but has elected to donate directly to the 37 Military Hospital due to the pressure and the stress that the Hospital faces since the occurrence of the disaster.

“We have monitored various media reports and we know the strain on your facility following the disaster and have made the decision to support this Hospital and Ghanaians as a whole in these difficult periods, hence the presentation this afternoon”, AJ stated.

He promised that with the companies’ focus on education and health for its Corporate Social Investment (CSI), there would be many more collaborations that Metropolitan would engage in order to ensure that the standard of living of the average Ghanaian is enhanced. 

The Group’s Vision is to be the preferred lifetime financial wellness partner, with the reputation for trustworthiness and innovation, hence, its CSI programmes are aimed at achieving this vision in the short, medium to long term periods.

The items donated to the Hospital includes supplies for burns treatment, Cholera, infusions amongst others to help augment their stock and to ensure that victims receive the best of care with the support of corporate Ghana.

Present at the ceremony were Mabel Nana Nyarkoa Porbley, General Manager, Business Development for the Group, Walters Yeboah Adofo, Chief Finance Officer and other senior management team of the 3 companies.

The Metropolitan Companies in Ghana are subsidiaries of MMI Holdings, which is the 3rd largest insurance-based financial services group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), South Africa with a market capitalization in excess of US$4bn.

The Metropolitan brand has been in the business of financial solutions for over 117 years and endorsed by over 10 million clients around the world. MMI Holdings is doing business in 12 African countries outside South Africa as well as the United Kingdom, Indonesia and India.

Metropolitan in Ghana has embraced the need to shift toward a client centric operating model, delivering excellence to its clients.