Ghana International Bank (GHIB) has so far spent GHȻ10 million on corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects aimed at accelerating the development of the country and bringing relief to the poor and the vulnerable in society.
The projects are in the areas of health, education, water, and infrastructure development.
The Chief Executive Officer of GHIB, Dean Adansi disclosed this at a CSR programme for public and private orgnisations as well as non-governmental and civil society organisations in the country.
Held in Accra the programme sought to provide opportunity for the organisations to pitch their programmes and source for funding from the GHIB.
Organisations such as the 37 Military Hospital, Mathew 25 House, House of St Francis, and Akropong School for the Blind pitched their programmes and projects to GHIB to solicit for financial support to complete the programmes and projects.
Mr Adansi said GHIB for several decades continue to support programmes aimed at bringing development to the people and smiles on the faces of the marginalised and poor in society.
He said the bank was not only interested in profits but impacting the society in which the bank operated.
Mr Adansi pledged the bank’s commitment to continue to invest in CSR programmes to bring good health, potable water and improvement to the lives of the citizens in the country.
An audiologist at the 37 Military Hospital, Lieutenant Mary Tumpi expressed gratitude to GHIB for its continuous support to the hospital.
She said through the support of the GHIB Audiology Unit had been able to procure audiology and tympanometer equipment to be able to cater for people who have hearing problems.
LT Tumpi disclosed that from next month, the Audiology Unit would begin hearing assessment for two weeks old babies because GHIB had supported the hospital to procure an audiometer for that purpose.
She appealed to GHIB for additional financial support to enable the hospital procure more audiometers and tympanometers to cater for the growing hearing assessment services at the hospitals.
By Kingsley Asare