Rokel Commercial Bank Joins COVID -19 Fight with large Donation


By Samuel Serry Jr

On the 24th April 2020 the Rokel Commercial Bank became the first indigenous corporate financial institution to identify itself with the Government’s fight against COVID-19.

A mouth watering consignment of food and medical accessories presented to the Ministry of Health and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was nothing short of the Bank’s overarching goal of giving back and standing with the nation in its trying times.

The excitement from the Hon. Minister of Health, Alpha .T. Wurie and his EOC allies was palpable. The Minister believed Rokel Commercial Bank’s donation will blaze the trail for both Government and private corporate institutions in the fight against COVID-19. “This is not just very very timely…it shows great responsibility from one of our most reliable financial institutions in Sierra Leone…… feeding represents a major pillar in our fight against COVID-19….” he averred.

Rokel Commercial Bank’s Managing Director, Dr Dayoh Gilpin, brilliantly analysed the obvious consequences of COVID – 19 to the country’s human resource base as well as the economy emphasizing that “This is an invisible enemy and we are standing with the Government of Sierra Leone to eradicate this plague and we truly don’t have a choice in this…” he stressed.

The Head of the EOC, who was also in attendance to receive the donated items assured that the items will be used for their intended purpose.

The donated items included: 100 bags of rice, 200 bags of sugar 50 bags of onions, 100 gallons of cooking oil, hundreds of dozens of other cooking condiments, facial masks and PPEs.


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