Ecobank supports schools in operational areas
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) is spending US$2.5 million to improve schools infrastructure in all countries in which the bank operates.
In Ghana, the bank has donated stationery and Information, Communication Technology (ICT) materials worth GH¢289,000 to some selected schools across the country as part of the bank’s 25th anniversary.
The holding company, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, has chosen October 5 of each year to celebrate a community day called “Ecobank Day” in all countries in which the group operates.
On Ecobank Day, each of the 19, 000 staff members are encouraged to devote the whole day to serving the communities in which the group operates. In Ghana, the bank selected the Prampram Senior High School as one of its beneficiary institutions
According to the group’s Executive Director of Operations and Technology, Mr Eddy Ogbogu, the focus of the maiden edition of Ecobank Day was to provide the needed amenities to improve teaching and learning in public schools.
Mr Ogbogu said the first Saturday of October each year would be set aside to undertake CSR initiatives in various countries.
He said the objective of the CSR was “to inspire and energise Ecobankers to use their collective talents and resources to make a positive difference in their local communities.”
“We will continue to conduct our business activities in an ethically acceptable manner towards all stakeholders, while contributing our quota towards the socioeconomic development of our local communities and the country at large.’’
“They are full of energy and have passion for life and the future. By helping to ensure that they have the best possible education, we can be confident that they will become fantastic assets for the future of the African continent”, Mr Thierry Tanoh, Group Chief Executive said.
“By helping to ensure that they have the best possible education, we believe that we contribute in harnessing the enthusiasm, the creativity and the talent of our young people and that we give them a better chance to take charge of their future and that of Africa”, Mr Tanoh added.
By Suleiman Mustapha/Daily Graphic/Ghana
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