The Liberia Bankers' Association (LBA) on Thursday, December 6, 2012 donated several relief items to two disabled centers in Monrovia. The donated relief items included: several bags of rice, gallons of high protein oil, medical drugs among others.
According to the LBA, the donation is in fulfillment of the corporate social responsibility of banks operating in the country. The two disabled centers that benefited from donation are: the Group of 77 on Newport Street and the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home on 10th Street Sinkor.
The donation was part of the ongoing observance of LBA Bankers' Week in the country. The LBA Bankers' week is being observed under the theme: "Rebuilding The Financial Sector Infrastructure" from December 3-8 2012.
It is aimed at highlighting the successes and challenges of banks operating in the country. Founded in 1976, the LBA is a non-political, non for profit association of Liberian banks. Amongst other things, the objectives of the LBA is to promote professional and sound banking system, provide forum for the discussion and communication of issues affecting the banker community and promote public and individual education of banking practices in the country.
Speaking during the donation the General Manager and Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Internal Bank (Liberia) Limited Mr. Henry F. Saamoi, urged disabled people not to lose hope because of their condition, particularly during this Christmas season.
According to him, they [disabled citizens] are also important in the Liberian society just as the able body citizens are. He added that that LBA through its corporate social responsibility will continue to support the welfare of the disabled citizens across the country.
For their part, , the head of the Group of 77 and Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home separately lauded the LBA for the kind gesture. Madam Constance T. Kennedy of Group of 77 said the items came at the center was in need of food for the disabled.