Skip to main content

Access Bank Ghana staff takes volunteerism work

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong

Staff of Access Bank Ghana took upon themselves and offered some volunteerism works by devoting their resources and energy to social projects aimed at improving livelihoods in many Ghanaian communities.

Over 700 employees of the Bank volunteered to successfully implement 13 distinct projects in the areas of Education, Health, Orphanages and social upliftment in line with the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy and among others.

The “Employee Volunteering Programme” of the bank launched in 2010, allows employees to invest in projects of real value to communities in which the Bank operates.

Some 40 communities, institutions and an estimated 10,000 individuals have benefited by these charitable projects of the bank.

Beneficiary communities and organizations for the 2013 Employee Volunteering Programme includes Ridge Hospital; Accident Center, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital; and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi all under the health initiative of the bank.

Institutions benefited from the bank’s education were James Town Sempe Primary School; Kanda Cluster of Schools; and Techiman Senior High School.

Orphanages beneficiaries were Angel of Hope Orphanage, Tarkwa; Children’s Home (Osu, Agbogbloshie Street Girls children, SOS – Tema, Local Community); and Nyohini Children’s Home, Tamale.

The rest are Ghana Blind Union; School for the Deaf, Ashiaman; Attoh Quarshie Boxing Gym; and Street Girl Aid Early Childhood Centre.

The Head of Corporate Communications for Access Bank (Ghana), Mrs. Matilda Asante-Asiedu said “As a Bank, we take our social responsibility as seriously as we do our core business. We are here to build a sustainable banking franchise, and we will continue to partner with the communities within which we operate to develop them”.

Many are of the view that the Employee Volunteering Programme by Access Bank is one of the most impactful policies initiated by Corporate Ghana to directly intervene and provide basic but critical social amenities for the vulnerable and under-privileged in society.

Access Bank (Ghana) Limited is reputed as one of the fastest growing banks in the Ghana, having demonstrated consistent growth in its financial performance since 2009. The Bank is a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc, ranked amongst the top 20 banks in Africa by assets and capital.

Over the last 4 years, Access Bank has invested in healthcare, education, environment and social improvement by leveraging its people and financial resources to do various projects across the country.

These contributions together with its financial performance and business expansion have contributed to the Bank being adjudged winner of several industry awards including 2013 Top Emerging Brand; 3rd Most Respected Bank in Ghana (Ghana Club 100); and 2012 Best Growing Bank in Ghana. Currently, Access Bank operates across 39 office locations covering about 7 regions in Ghana.


Popular posts from this blog

Akuapem-Apirede to promote tourism

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
The Chiefs and people of Akuapem-Apirede in the Okere Constituency of the Akuapem North Municipality have put in place strategic plans to promote tourist sites in the town.
Apiredehene, Nana Saforo Okoampah III told the Daily Express that their vision is to develop Apirede in a modern way.
“We want to have a modern society and environment. We are doing this on the basis of promoting tourism here,” he added.
According to the Apiredehene, it’s their plan to promote the historic sites and the geographical location of the community.
Apirede is one of the 17 towns that forms the Akuapem State and historically, it used to house the armours of the Akuapem State. The community is part of the Nifa division of Akuapem.
He stated that one of those things was called ‘Odosu’ (the war god for Okuapemhene). “The Chief Executioner in those days for Akuapem also came from Apirede and items that he used were also kept here,” he stated.
“These are a lot of things …

Ghana to benefit from oil spill fund

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong

Ghana as crude oil importing country will benefit from the International Oil Pollution Corporation Fund if the country witnesses oil spill at its ocean.

“The fund is a global fund and it’s meant for the countries that import crude oil. The fund is voluntary but Ghana through the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) contributes annually on behalf of Ghana,” Mr. Kojo Agbenor Efunam, the Deputy Director in charge of oil and gas at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told the Daily Express.

He explained that the fund is mostly for crude oil importing countries but not those into production and exportation.

Mr. Efunam further explained that once Ghana is part of the fund, anytime there is an oil spill involving an oil tanker on the seas of Ghana, the country can apply for the fund to solve any problem resulting from the spillage.

“If the incident does not involve a tanker the country does not benefit. But if the incident involves a tanker the country applies for the fund,” he ment…

PFM Act to guide local government authority borrowing

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
The bill, Public Financial Management (PFM) Act 921 which has been passed into law by Parliament is to guide public institutions especially the local government authority borrowing. The law was pass on 3rdAugust, 2016
According to the law, local government authority, a public corporation or state-owned enterprise is liable for the debt and other obligations without recourse to Government, unless otherwise explicitly guaranteed by Government in accordance with this Act.
Madam Eva Esselba Mends, the Chief Economic Officer and Group Head of PFM at the Ministry of Finance told the Daily Express that the law involves a lot but it also give instruction to how state institutions can borrow especially with the  local government authority.
She mentioned that there is no specific law in place that gives direction as to what local authority can do when it comes to borrowing by the authority. Other public corporations sometimes borrow with huge amount for their operation but loca…