The employees of Development Bank Ghana (DBG) have rallied together, supported by the bank's management, to donate GH₵200,000 towards the treatment of breast cancer patients at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) and the 37 Military Hospital.
The initiative emerged from the staff's commitment to raising funds to alleviate the treatment costs burdening breast cancer patients. Breast cancer is a significant health concern globally, with millions of new cases reported annually.
Kwamina Duker, Managing Director of DBG, expressed the bank's dedication to supporting breast cancer patients, emphasizing the challenges faced by patients, families, and loved ones. He mentioned that the staff's initiative reflects their genuine passion for breast cancer treatment.
Duker affirmed DBG's commitment to sustaining this initiative for the next five years, ensuring continuity in supporting breast cancer patients.
Barbara Wrickets, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at DBG, hinted at a potential annual increment in the donation amount, indicating a long-term commitment to the cause.
The donated funds are earmarked for critical breast cancer treatment processes, including chemotherapy and radiology.
Professor J.E. Mensah, Head of the Department of Surgery at KBTH, expressed gratitude for the generous gesture, highlighting the challenges faced by many patients who cannot afford treatment. He praised DBG for their support, noting the significant impact on breast cancer patients.
Development Bank Ghana, established by the Government of Ghana, operates as a wholesale financial institution, providing long-term capital to the market. The bank's mission is to foster partnerships, finance economic growth, create jobs, and build capacity for SMEs, aligning with UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs) and implementing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies for shared value and impact.