The National Investment Bank (NIB) has donated an amount of GHC 10,000.00 to the Ghana Re-construction of Anomaly and Trauma Fund (GRAFT Foundation).
The donation was in support of the GRAFT HOPE PROJECT 2 (GHP 2), a free correctional plastic surgery for people with anomalies and deformities such as cleft lip & palate, genital filariasis, post burn contractures, keloids, syndactyly, tumors and other swellings.
In a short presentation ceremony at the NIB Head Office on Monday, 25th November, Mr. Patrick Nsiah-Yeboah, Head of Risk Management on behalf of the Managing Director, said the Bank was very honored and delighted to be associated with such a course.
“Such very significant operations go a long way in transforming the lives of individuals, families, communities and the nation at large,” said Mr. Nsiah-Yeboah “and this goes to reaffirm the bank’s commitment to making every individual’s business, its business.”
Dr. Kwame Abrokwaa-Yankyere, Chairperson of the GRAFT Foundation receiving the cheque on behalf of the organization, said he was grateful for the show of concern and support by the Bank and that it will go a long way in bringing hope to the hopeless in these regions.
Mr. Nsiah -Yeboah also reiterated that such a donation was just one of the many interventions the bank is putting in place to better the lot of citizens.
Mr. Jerry Halm, Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, said the donation goes to prove the Bank’s commitment to one of its core values of COMMUNITY.
The GRAFT HOPE PROJECT 2 is the second of a series planned by the NGO in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS). GHP 2 is targeted at the people in the Western and Central regions and will take place at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Takoradi from the 6th – 15th of December, 2013.
The maiden project GHP 1, took place in Tamale where over 250 people were registered and screened with 43 successfully undergoing re-constructive surgery.