Hollard Ghana, a leading insurance service provider, has donated GHS100,000 to Ghana’s COVID-19 Fund established by government to urgently finance efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
Last week, President Akufo-Addo announced the creation of a COVID-19 Fund with his three-months salary as seed money, to support the well-being of those who will be worst-hit by the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
The Vice President Dr. Bawumia also donated his salary to the same course as well as some ministers and deputy ministers of state.
Hollard Ghana’s donation was received by the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Opare in the presence of the Presidential Adviser on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, Managing Director, Hollard Insurance, Daniel Boi Addo, Managing Director, Hollard Life, Nashiru Iddrisu, and Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Hollard Ghana, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of Hollard Ghana, Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo, said it is part of efforts by the company’s parent Group, Hollard International, to support the COVID-19 fight within the countries in which they operate.
“As a responsible corporate citizen in Ghana with a purpose to enable more people to create and secure a better future, we truly care about our community. That’s why we raced to support when the President made the appeal for funds. These are challenging times. We want Ghanaians to know that we’ve got them covered and live by our mandate to do well by doing good.”
She further stated that the company is also complying with the preventive measures to help in the national fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
“We have heeded the President’s call and shut down offices of Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi for the next two weeks to protect the health of our customers, partners and staff, while maintaining business continuity through our digital channels. We’re also advocating COVID-19 preventative measures via our media platforms to our various customer audiences” she said.
Madam Akosua Frema Opare expressed gratitude, saying, “the government is pleased that Hollard is one of the first to immediately respond to its urgent plea for funds to combat COVID-19 while taking care of the vulnerable.”
She also on behalf of the company reminded customers and the public at large to comply with the presidential directives aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cases in Ghana
As at Sunday, March 29, 2020, Ghana had recorded 152 confirmed cases with 5 deaths and 2 recoveries.
Currently, Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi, the epicentres of the virus are under a two-week partial lockdown.