The Manya Krobo Rural Bank on Friday as part its Corporate Social Responsibilities towards its 40th anniversary celebrations made a donation of medical supplies and non-medical items to three Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in Lower Manya Krobo.
The donations valued at over Ghc 50,000 were presented to the Nuaso CHPS compound, Kpongunor CHPS compound and the Ahodwo CHPS compound by the directors and staff of the bank at a ceremony in Nuaso.
This adds to the number of health-focused humanitarian interventions undertaken by the MKRB over the past years.
The items donated include: Couch/Examination Bed, Delivery Bed with Mattress, Bed with Mackintosh Mattress, Weighing Scale Secca and Weighing Scale Salter.
Non-medical items donated include: Gas Cylinder and Regulators, Burner, B/P Apparatus, Polytank, Refrigerator, Veronica Bucket and Stand, Rubber Apron, Chair, Tables, Benches, Plastic Chairs, etc.
In an interview with Rite news after the event, Board Chairman of the Manya Klo Rural Bank limited, Mr. Benjamin Tetteh Apo who led the delegation to do the presentation on behalf of the bank the gesture was motivated by its impending anniversary celebrations, to give back to where it got the money from.
“As part of the bank’s 40th anniversary celebrations, we want to give back to the community these things to three CHPS compounds in Nuaso, Ahudwo and Kpongunor. We are doing this to give back to where we got the money from, that is from the operations of the bank as a social responsibility,” Mr. Apo said adding that the decision to make the donations was as a result of a direct consultation with the CHPS compounds.
Mrs. Mercy Mamle Tetteh, Chairperson of the anniversary Planning Committee and Vice chairperson of the Board of Directors in her speech said the gesture was necessitated by a request from the CHPS compounds for assistance in the acquirement of the aforementioned items.
Municipal Chief Executive for Lower Manya Krobo, Hon Simon Kweku Tetteh on his part congratulated the bank for the gesture.
The Assembly Chief while urging the bank to serve as ambassadors of the bank to propagate its ‘good works’ also urged the public to save with the Manya Krobo Rural Bank to enable its pursue more of such social interventions.
Hon Simon Tetteh said government, though doing its best to facilitate development of the country, nevertheless needs the support of all stakeholders to succeed.
To ensure the lasting of the donated items to the health facilities, the MCE counseled the recipients of the items, thus the CHPS facilities to ensure a strict maintenance culture of the items to continually serve the purpose for which they were given.
Dr Akosua Owusu Sarpong, Municipal Health Director for the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality who received the items on behalf of the facilities in appreciating the items said the donation will go a long way to compliment health delivery in the municipality.
The bank earlier this year observed its 37th Annual General Meeting and launch of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the bank at Krobo Odumase in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region.
The facility over the past year spent a total of GH¢ 88,385.74 on 127 brilliant but needy students at the senior high and tertiary levels of education.
Additionally, a total sum of Ghc 114,881 over the past one year was spent on various supporting activities including marking national Farmers Day celebrations in its catchment area, festivals, provision of classroom desks to Kpong Presby and E.P schools.
Other activities included donations to various churches in its catchment areas, support towards an ultra–modern basketball court at the Laasi Park and a donation of various office equipment to the Ghana Police Service within the area.