After a monumental launch earlier in February this year, The German Desk Ghana – Financial Support and Solutions, which sits within Access Bank, has successfully provided financial assistance to Engisys Limited to set up a Renal Dialysis Centre in Ghana.
The Renal Dialysis Centre has approval from the Food and Drugs Authority and will operate under the Global Dialysis Group Limited in Accra, a subsidiary of Engisys, to serve the general public.
According to recent reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are over 2.4 million people worldwide receiving renal dialysis treatment and the number continues to grow at a rate of about 8% annually. The number of people with acute and chronic renal failure in the West African sub-region has increased tremendously and Ghana is no exception.
Engaging guests at the commissioning, the Managing Director of Engisys Limited, Nana Appiah, indicated that the new facility will play a crucial role in providing more access to people who require treatment at Dialysis centres, as there is only a handful in the country.
He said: “Over the past 15 years, we have been working to redefine customer care in Ghana using our deep knowledge and expertise in clinical engineering, installation of important medical equipment and strategic partnership to improve the quality of healthcare in the country. Today, we are excited that our financing partners, in particular, Access Bank and the DEG through The German Desk Ghana have supported us to establish this modern renal centre here in Ghana”.
Congratulating Engisys Limited and Global Dialysis Group Limited, the Managing Director of Access Bank Ghana, Mr Olumide Olatunji indicated that the German Desk Ghana – Financial Support and Solutions’ is undoubtedly giving SMEs the needed support to help their businesses meet their obligations to clients and customers.
He noted: ‘Access Bank’s expertise in providing customer need-based solutions across all its operating countries, including Ghana, has been at the core of our business model. Through a harnessed international partnership with renowned agencies, we are helping our customers access more than banking to stay competitive in their various sectors.”
The German Desk – Financial Support and Solutions in Ghana is already the second of its kind between Access Bank and DEG. The first one has been active in Nigeria since October 2017, where the new services have been very well received.
The desk has been created to close the financing gaps hampering trade activities between German companies and their local partners in Ghana. It enjoys the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the DIHK and the network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) and DEG. The global network of German Desks spans from Peru, via Kenya and Nigeria to Indonesia and Bangladesh.