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GTBank wins 2016 African Bank of the Year - Africa Banker Awards

GTBank wins 2016 African Bank of the Year - Africa Banker Awards

Lagos, Nigeria – May, 2017.   Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been named the African Bank of the Year at this year’s African Banker Awards. The Awards was presented during a prestigious gala dinner on 23rd May Ahmedabad, India, on the sidelines of the Annual Meeting of African Development Bank.   Now in its 11th year, The African Banker Awards is internationally recognized as the landmark finance event to reward achievements, commend best practices and celebrate excellence in African banking. The award provides a platform to bring together industry leaders from across Africa, celebrate the achievements of those driving economic growth and shaping the future of Africa.   Commenting on the awards ceremony, Publisher of African Banker Magazine; Mr Omar Ben Yedder said “In the year under review, GTBank demonstrated positive results across numerous indices, including a strong balance sheet, growing customer base and a continuous regional expansion. The Bank’s strong performance in 2016 underlined... 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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