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The 2017 GTBank Food and Drink Fair set to hold during Workers’ Day holiday

The 2017 GTBank Food and Drink Fair set to hold during Workers’ Day holiday

Lagos, Nigeria - March, 2017 Food lovers from across the world can once again look forward to an unparalleled culinary experience as the 2nd edition of the GTBank Food & Drink Fair is set to hold during the Worker’s Day holiday on Sunday the 30th of April and Monday the 1st of May, 2017. The 2-day event will treat attendees to enthralling gastronomic tours across a wide variety of exciting cuisines and delicacies while offering small businesses in the Nigerian Food Industry a free and vibrant platform to connect with a wider segment of their target markets as well as experts in their business fields. The GTBank Food and Drink Fair was created by foremost African Financial Institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, as part of its efforts to empower small businesses. The 2016 debut of the consumer-focused event received very positive reviews nationally and internationally, had over 90 exhibitors from the food... Read More

GT BANK DONATES GH 20,000 TO KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY

April 2010: As part of its commitment to support the provision of quality education to the needy youth in Ghana, the Guaranty Trust Bank has made a considerable financial contribution to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The Cash donation of GH 20,000 to the KNUST Needy Students Fund is a demonstration of the Bank's remarkable corporate social responsibility to society as well as its commitment to the provision of equal opportunities for all those who desire to achieve academic excellence even when facing financial constraints.

The Managing Director of the bank, Dolapo Ogundimu, said his organization was touched by a story that appeared in a section of the press that some students had to cut short their tertiary education and also forfeit their placements because they genuinely could no longer find their way through their educational programmes due to the lack of funds.
Mr. Ogundimu said “as a responsible social organization we were moved to soften the hardship that some brilliant but needy students may be facing, and this gesture is part of our vision to reach out to students who possess the intellectual capacity but lack the financial strength to realize their dreams and aspirations.

Alhaji Yusif Ibrahim the chairman of GT Bank stated that “it is our belief that education forms the bedrock for national development and over the years our operations in Ghana has demonstrated our support for the educational sector. He promised that the bank will continue to partner with the university in providing quality education for all irrespective of their social and financial status.

Moreover, he was hopeful that the gesture would further deepen the relationship that the Bank has forged with KNUST. He added that the bank presently manages the accounts of over 1,500 students, and that, banking services have been made convenient for student clients. He said in the coming months, they envisage establishing their presence on campus to increase their customers easy access to excellent convenient banking services by providing a 24hour visa-enabled ATM.

Prof. K. K. Adarkwa, the Vice Chancellor of KNUST, noted that the donation of GH20,000 was so far the highest contribution to the fund. He expressed his sincere gratitude for the banks generosity and thoughtfulness and called for more support from other stakeholders.

He noted that apart from internally generated funds by the university to support such students, the university had also introduced a work study programme to help students earn some income towards the payment of their fees.

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