Accra, June 12, GNA – The GCB Bank Limited on Friday donated relief items worth GH¢ 100,000 to the flood and fire victims in Accra for their upkeep.
The items, included bags of rice, water, solar lamps, mattresses, buckets and bowls, toiletries, blankets, detergents, sugar among others,
In addition to the items, GCB Bank Limited has also provided the victims at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle with three Poly tanks filled with water for their daily usage.
Presenting the items, Mr Simon Dornoo, Managing Director, GCB Bank Limited, said the donation formed part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility, and aimed at helping individuals and communities hard hit by the disaster.
He noted that as a direct response to the numerous appeals, the Bank had earmarked an amount of GH¢ 300,000 to assist the disaster victims.
‘To enhance the effectiveness of our donation and to ensure that victims of the disaster directly benefit from the gesture, the bank is purchasing medical items and drugs for the four main hospitals in Accra to cater for the needs of the victims,’ he said.
They are the Korle-Bu Teaching, Ridge, Police and the 37 Military Hospitals, where the surviving victims have been admitted.
Each of the hospitals would receive medical supplies and drugs valued at GH¢ 50, 000 he said.
‘Volunteers of the bank will co-ordinate our efforts with the National Disaster Management Organization and representatives of the victims in the locality to ensure that the victims benefit directly from our support,’ he said.
Mrs Thyra Obuobi, Head, Corporate Affairs Department, GCB Bank Limited, said every day, a truck would supply 400 sachets of water to the victims for a week.
Some of the beneficiaries, who spoke to the Ghana News Agency, thanked GCB Bank for the support, and said it was timely, especially when they had lost all their belongings following the incident.
They also lauded GCB Bank Limited for promoting a worthy course which gave them hope for the future.
On Wednesday, June 10, GCB Bank Limited donated medical supplies and drugs valued at more than GH¢ 50, 000 to the 37th Military Hospital for the upkeep of the flood and fire victims in Accra.
More than 150 people died, while others sustained various degrees of injury on Wednesday, June 3, in an inferno at the GOIL Filling Station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, propelled by floods, which also claimed lives in other parts of the Metropolis.
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