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04.04.2015 General News

Staff of GT Bank donates towards Joy FM's Easter Soup Kitchen

Staff of GT Bank donates towards Joy FM's Easter Soup Kitchen
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Staff of Guaranty Trust (GT) Bank has donated some foodstuffs and toiletries towards this year's Joy FM's Easter Soup Kitchen which comes off on Easter Sunday.

The annual event, part of Joy FM's corporate social responsibility to the underprivileged in society, feeds, clothes and provides medical care to thousands of society's less privileged.

This year, the station is taking the event to the Nsawam Prisons and the Borstal Institute. The decision to host the event in the prisons is inspired by a Joy News' documentary "Locked and Forgotten" by Seth Kwame Boateng.

So far, 41 prisoners on remand at the Nsawam and the Koforidua prisons have been released after the Chief Justice and judges moved into action following the documentary.

The staff of GT Bank Saturday donated items worth thousands of Ghana cedis towards the event.

Ben Ackah Mensah, Head of Corporate Affairs and Administration at GT Bank told Joy News “We thought it wise that Easter is a period that we should also learn to give so we put our heads together and we came up with these items.”

The items, he said, included “20 bags of rice, four boxes of frytol oil. We have toothpaste, toothbrushes, exercise books, washing soaps and some sanitary towels as well.”

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