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The Prudential Life Insurance Ghana assists UNFPA to cater for the needs of the vulnerable during COVID 19 pandemic

It is no news that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused havoc around the world and Ghana has not been spared. It is also known that the impact particularly on vulnerable groups xx. It is in this vain that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) had an opportunity to foster partnership with Prudential Life Insurance Ghana (PLIG) so they can work together towards building resilient communities.

PLIG on 23rd July, 2020, handed over a cheque in the sum of $35,000 to UNFPA to support the agency’s efforts in  ensuring that the Kayayei’ (Head Porters) are provided with the necessary items to protect them against COVID-19, while giving them certain income-generating skills and sexual and reproductive health and rights information and education.

The donation was received by Dr. Agnes Ntibanyurwa, Deputy Representative of UNFPA Ghana, at the PLIG head office in Accra. Dr, Ntibanyurwa expressed her appreciation to PLIG for their contribution to the work of UNFPA. She said this noble courtesy will go a long way in contributing to UNFPA’s work of achieving the three transformative goals; Zero Unmet Need for Family Planning, Zero Preventable Maternal Deaths and Zero Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Harmful Practices. She encouraged other private sector actors to follow the example of PLIG and join forces to improve the lives of the vulnerable population in Ghana.

The Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Tetteh Ayitevie, who spoke on behalf of PLIG said they were touched by the lifesaving work of UNFPA particularly with regards to the vulnerable. He expressed his appreciation to UNFPA for taking it upon themselves to ensure that the dignity of these girls was not compromised at the heat of the period of the pandemic and the lockdown. PLIG is proud to be a part of this noble gesture Mr Ayitevie echoed. PLIG also extended their kind gesture to the University of Ghana school of languages and United Way Ghana an NGO at the same ceremony.