GCB Bank Limited donated GHC30,000 to the Dagbon Development Fund (DDF) as the bank’s contribution to the development of the Dagbon Traditional Area. In remarks at the Gbewa Palace in Yendi, Managing Director of the GCB Bank Mr Kofi Adomakoh said the bank had seen the progress, development and peace the Overlord of the Dagbon Kingdom Ya-Na Abukari II had brought to Dagbon.
Mr. Adomakoh said the visit by leadership of the GCB was intended to lend support to the initiative by the Ya-Na to bring total development to the area. He noted that the Dagbon area had contributed significantly to the development of GCB Bank and pledged the bank’s commitment to continue to support the development of Dagbon youth and commercial activities in the area.
“As an indigenous bank, we will continue to work for the interest of the people of the area and Ghana as a whole so that we will together grow from strength to strength and in prosperity. We are committed to supporting the growth and development of the youth and commercial activities of this country including the Dagbon area.”Mr Kofi Adomakoh | Managing Director, GCB Bank
Mr. Adomakoh explained that it was prudent to pay homage to the Ya-Na because GCB had a heavy presence in Dagbon and other parts of the Northern Region. The visit was to the Gbewa Palace was also meant to wish the the Yan-Na and the people of Dagbon a joyous Damba celebration and to deepen the cordial relationships among the GCB Bank, the palace and people of the Dagbon.
The Ya-Na thanked the GCB for its support and contributions to the development of Dagbon over the years. He explained that the goal of the DDF was to mobilize resources to help rebrand the Dagbon Chieftaincy institution to become a major driver of development, and make the area economically competitive. Ya-Na Abukari II explained that added that the DDF would work in partnership with government and corporate institutions to invest in leadership training for traditional rulers and elders, rebuild its governance structure and introduce appropriate interventions to promote peace building, cultural rejuvenation in the area.
Other witnesses present at the Gbewa Palace included:
- Mr Emmanuel Odartey Lamptey, GCB Bank’s Deputy MD in-charge of Operations
- Mr. Osman Ayuba and Alhaji Alhassan Yakubu, Board members
- Mr Kojo Kwarteng, Head of Corporate Affairs,
- Alhaji Mohammed Osman Mipo, Northern Sector Area Manager
- Mr. John Adamah, Head of Retail Banking
- Alhaji Muniru Muktar, Head of Customer Service
- Alhaji Mohammed Mipo, Tamale Regional Manager
- Mr. Leslie Ampofo, Head of Private Banking
- Mr. Kofi Osei-Asibey, Business Manager
- Mr. Oldman Alhassan, Operations Manager of Tamale Aboabo Branch