The Otuasekan Rural Bank, at Kofiase, in the Asante Mampong Municipality, has embarked on a campaign programme to sensitize market women on the covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Prince Stephen Adom-Attakora, Board Chairman of the bank told the Ghana News Agency, that the educational campaign was to support the government in educating the public on preventive measures to prevent the spread of the diseases.
He said the measure was to support government’s directives to control the spread of the disease.
Dr Adom-Attakora pointed out that rural market women and smallholder farmers were the backbones of the bank and so there was the need to educate them adequately to take preventive measures to protect themselves from the virus.
He stressed the need for rural dwellers to be well educated on the disease and the mode of transmission as well as the preventive measures they must adopt to avoid contracting it.
Mr. Eric Ofori, Head of the Microfinance Department of the bank said mobile bankers have been trained to educate the market women on the need to wash their hands and use hand sanitizers frequently.
He said the bank had provided protective clothing to its staff in all branches as well as water, soap and sanitizers for customers to wash their hands after transacting business at the bank.