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Published On: Fri, Dec 23rd, 2022

Access Bank Donates 10 Wheelchairs To National Organization For Disables & Orphans

Access Bank the Gambia, has on Thursday donated 10 new wheelchairs to the National Organization for Disables and Orphans (NODO) at a presentation ceremony held at the bank’s office along Kairaba Avenue.

The event also witnessed an immediate substitutes of three new wheelchairs for three members of NODO replacing their old ones.

However, Access Bank became the first financial institute to respond to the NODO’s appealed for help well before the enactment of the bill for persons with disability by the National Assembly.

In his statement, Stephen Abban, Access Bank Managing Director noted that the bank has  also set aside funds as a cooperate body to embark on major cooperate social responsibility projects which the Gambia has not been left out.

He assured the NODO leadership that this gesture would not be the end as it sets for continuity.

He also assured continued partnership with the NODO organization for a lasting relationship while he appealed for public patronization to the continued growth of the bank as they give back to the community.

“I will do more of this to improve your lives as you have improved the society,” he told NODO members.

In his part, Lamin  Manneh, the president of NODO thanked Access bank for the impressive gesture while he quickly noted the Bank as the first financial institution to respond to their call while highlighting that Access Bank has gone beyond banking.

Mr.Manneh further noted that the wheelchairs would enhance easy mobility for the vulnerable and people with disabilities.

He said a wheelchair would cost them at least D8, 000, which he said is a big challenge to his members, as they find it difficult to afford the cost.

“I believe disability is not inability, because we have a big role to play in an enabling environment to the socio-economic development of the country,” he confirmed.

We are so much proud of Access Bank for their concern and support,” he said, noting that he initially wrote to many banks in the country but Access was the first to respond, while he called on other partners to support his organization’s initiative as one family.

He concluded by saying that the  gesture has proved the bank’s commitment with support to the vulnerable beyond reasonable doubt which also gives priority to persons with disabilities during bank transactions as they don’t join the queue.

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