As part of activities to mark its annual sanitation and clean-up exercises, Bank of Africa, last Saturday undertook a clean-up exercise at the Princess Marie-Louise Children’s Hospital in Accra.
The exercise, which was a collaborative effort between the bank’s Abossey Okai and Accra Central branches, also saw the donation of some items to the hospital.
Items donated included rice, sugar, milk, cooking oil and biscuits. Toiletries, clean-up equipment, boxes of water, detergents, sanitizers as well as medical hand gloves were also provided to clean the facility.
Commenting on the rationale behind the clean-up exercise, the Branch Manager of Accra Central branch, Abu Hanan said, the exercise exemplifies the bank’s unremitting commitment to maintaining a clean environment through frequent clean-up exercises, as well as providing quality healthcare services to the people of Ghana.
Timothy Agbekey, branch manager for Abossey Okai branch added, ‘we chose this facility because it caters for the health needs of children who are the future leaders of this country’.
Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, Dina Sowah, a health nurse in the Environmental Health Unit said, the donation was very timely, as the hospital was in dire need of support owing partly to the flood and fire disaster that hit Accra, a month ago.
“Princess Marie-Louise Children’s Hospital runs on a shoestring budget, and for that reason, is unable to independently provide for all its needs,” Sowah added.
She passionately appealed to corporate institutions and individuals to support their bid to provide better health care services to susceptible children in society.
Bank of Africa also pledged their continuous support to Princess Marie-Louise Children’s Hospital.