Management and staff of SG Ghana support Ghana Heart Foundation with GHC 160,000
Management and Staff of Societe Generale Ghana, together made a donation amount of GHS 160,000.00 to the Ghana Heart Foundation to support the Foundation in the area of health care delivery.
Management and Staff of Societe Generale Ghana, TOGETHER made a donation amount of GHS 160,000.00 to the Ghana Heart Foundation to support the Foundation in the area of health care delivery.
Receiving Societe Generale Ghana, Prof. Dr. Mark Tettey, Cardiothoracic Surgeon of the National Cardiothoracic Centre at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and Representative for the Ghana Heart Foundation at the ceremony expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Management and Staff of the bank for their continued and loyal support to the Foundation over the years to date.
Prof. Dr. Tettey stated that the Ghana Heart Foundation (GHF) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is a charity organization dedicated to saving lives and improving health care by informing the public on heart or cardiovascular related diseases. He said the Foundation also assisted people with cardiovascular disease by providing for cardiovascular research and training for health workers involved in cardiovascular care.
Speaking at the event, Mr Hakim Ouzzani; Managing Director of Societe Generale Ghana noted the very successful administration of funds received by GHF to the extent that every Ghanaian patient undergoing heart surgery receives 50% subsidy from the Trust Fund.
He mentioned the values of the bank which encompass; Responsibility, Team Spirit, Commitment, Innovation and consequently, the bank’s presence at the centre for the donation which is an expression of Team Spirit aimed at preserving the lives.
He also hoped that this contribution which is part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility will go a long way to assist in the Foundation’s programs.
Adding to this, Mr. Alfred K.K. Twum Barimah, Chairman of Societe Generale Ghana Professional and Managerial Staff Union (“PMSU”) of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (“ICU”) stated that Staff of the Bank were privileged to be associated with the Ghana Heart Foundation. He noted staff appreciation for the continued effort of the Foundation at saving lives and the ongoing education.
He also intimated Staff of the Bank would continue to support this initiative and asked that, the Foundation educate the general public more on best lifestyle practices to prevent cardiovascular related diseases in the future.
Societe Generale Ghana believes in Team Work and a remarkable demonstration of this is the effort made by the Staff and Management of the Bank in contributing together. At Societe Generale Ghana, Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) is interpreted as To Care; To Share; and To Respect. This means CSR is a day to day duty present in all our activities both internally and externally.