In a show of support towards activities for the 60th Independence Anniversary celebrations, Access Bank Ghana last week presented an amount of GHs 500,000 to the “Ghana 60 Anniversary Committee” at the Black Stars Square in Accra.
The presentation, which is in response to calls by the President – H.E Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo, for the private sector to support activities to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary, also provides an opportunity for the Bank to contribute its quota to national development.
The donation is expected to support key landmark projects that have been earmarked to commemorate the anniversary celebrations throughout this year.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the committee, the Chairman, Mr. Ken Amankwah thanked Access Bank for the kind gesture and assured the team of prudent utilization of the funds provided.
Leading the Access Bank team to present the cheque, Group Head for Personal Banking, Mr. Stephen Abban indicated the Bank’s readiness to support Ghana’s socio-economic growth.
He added, “The banking sector plays a critical role in supporting the financial aspirations of the over 28 million Ghanaians and as one of the key players in this industry, Access Bank is using this historical period to reinforce its commitment to Ghana’s economic growth through social investments”.
Giving meaning to this promise, the Bank in December 2016 became the first Ghanaian bank of Nigerian origin to list on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) after successfully completing its Initial Public Offer.
In a related development, Access Bank lent its support to the Air Force Base in Accra to host over 3,000 children from different parts of the country on Tuesday 7th March during an “Open Day” session at the Base. The hallmark event which occurs annually, involves a guided tour of the military base at Burma Camp and an aerial tour by helicopter in the city. Children who were part of the Open day, benefited from financial literacy discussions and had the opportunity to engage first hand with some of the Bank’s staff
Acknowledged for its catalyst role for socio-economic development across the African continent, Access Bank continues to demonstrate its commitment to responsible business practice through initiatives and programmes that focus on education, health, sports, arts & culture and the environment.