The National Investment Bank (NIB) gave a cheque for GH¢66,950 to Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in support of the latter’s Street Tree Planting Project.

The project will restore the greenery of the city by planting of trees on principal streets of the Metropolis from Oduom Roundabout to Asafo Interchange.

The project to beautify Kumasi was consistent with one of the Bank’s Core Values , ‘Community’, which challenges NIB to contribute to society by being active, responsible and generous members of the communities in which NIB operates.

NIB believes that a city which is environmentally friendly enhances the health and wellbeing of customers in the Metropolis and boosts business activity.

Head of Corporate Affairs at NIB Mr. Charles Wordey presented the cheque to Mayor of Kumasi Osei A. Antwi who received the cheque on behalf of the Assembly.

Mayor Antwi expressed the gratitude of the people of Kumasi and its catchments for the bank’s support and noted that the gift would enable the assembly successfully execute the Street Planting Project effectively.

Already, 3,000) trees and shrubs have over the past two months in the city as part of a strategy to help improve the environmental aesthetics of Kumasi.

Mr. Wordey commended the Assembly for positioning itself to address the environmental challenges of the city and pledged the Bank’s support to any activity that would help grow businesses.