GLICO has donated various essential items to the Ghana Prisons Service to assist in measures taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
The essential items included large quantities of Veronica buckets, gallons of hand sanitizers, boxes of vitamin C tablets and thermometer guns.
At the handing over ceremony at the Ghana Prisons Headquarters, the Chief Executive Officer of GLICO Group, expressed concern that in times like this, it was the vulnerable that suffered the most because they could not afford the key essentials to protect themselves.
“It is for this reason that GLICO thought it wise to present these essential items to the Ghana Prisons Service to assist in protecting inmates and wardens,” he explained.
Mr. Forkuo Kyei said the need to observe basic hygienic practices such like washing of hands, coughing and sneezing in the elbows, using hand sanitizers and tissues, keeping our environment clean of filth among others, and the fact that these must become our everyday practice as Ghanaians even after COVID-19.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Ghana Prisons Service, the Director General, Mr. Patrick Darko-Missah, expressed gratitude to the leadership of GLICO for providing these essentials item.
He indicated that a lot of measures have been put in place at all the 46 prisons nationwide to prevent the spread of the virus.
Some of these measures include: Intensive education of inmates on the virus; re-structuring of wardens so that those who commute to work do not unconsciously import the virus into the prisons and provision of essentials to ensure personal hygiene and most importantly washing of hands.
Mr. Darko-Missah further showed appreciation to GLICO; he stated that, “we always come to you for support and you assist us, but it is best to give when we haven’t asked and to this we are grateful.”
GLICO was represented at the brief ceremony in addition to the Group CEO, by Mrs. Maame Dufie Achampong-Kyei Obeng – Managing Director for GLICO LIFE, Mr. Andrew Achampong-Kyei – Managing Director for GLICO GENERAL, Nana Efua Rockson – Group Head, Corporate Affairs & Marketing and Mrs. Ladonna Buahin – Chief Operations Officer for GLICO LIFE.
Representatives from the Ghana Prisons Service included Mrs. Josephine Freda-Agyeman – Deputy Director General, Mr. L.K.A. Ansah – Director of Prisons in charge of Welfare, Mrs. Patience Baffoe-Bonnie – Deputy Director of Prisons in charge of Health, among other senior officers.
GLICO is made up of six companies namely; GLICO LIFE, GLICO HEALTHCARE, GLICO PROPERTIES, GLICO CAPITAL, GLICO GENERAL and GLICO PENSIONS.