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Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, in executing their corporate social responsibility mandate, announced their partnership with three institutions; United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ghana, Ghana Infectious Disease Center, and National Cardiothoracic Center to fund projects that are set to impact vulnerable groups especially women in Ghana.

The out-going Chief Executive Officer Mr. Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee, in his remarks stated that the partnership is just an action to back what the organization believes in, to make sure that people get the best of life and value for their investment. He noted that the COVID 19 pandemic had a significant impact on the world which made people struggle in putting their finances. He further emphasized that one of the organizations’ core strengths is in partnership, that is to collaborate with organizations like UNFPA to support humanity. He stated that they are looking forward to the progress of the project to help them make strategic decisions to help more to improve the lives of women in the community.

UNFPA Ghana was given an amount of GHC 280,000.00 to continue the good work of bridging the gap created by the COVID-19 pandemic which adversely affected head porters popularly known as ‘Kayayei'.

The Deputy Representative of UNFPA Ghana Dr. Agnes Kayitankore, received the cheque on behalf of UNFPA. She expressed her appreciation for Prudential Life Insurance in showing interest to address the many challenges that affect the vulnerable in the society, especially the kayayei. She explained that the first phase of the project was designed to provide assistance to a cohort of 500 Kayayei during the pandemic. She thanked Prudential Insurance team for the funds and assured them that the money will go a long way to help improve the lives of the vulnerable group.

UNFPA Ghana has been implementing the project since June 2020. The initiative offered food, dignity kits, sexual reproductive health education, and vocational training in shea butter making, beadwork, yoghurt making, baking, and soap making to a cohort of 500 Kayayei from the Tema Station in Accra. To preserve their health and well-being, all 500 beneficiaries have been registered in the National Health Insurance Scheme.