Mustard Seed Offers Banking Services

MUSTARD SEED, one of the fastest growing Credit Unions in the Central Region, would soon be transformed into a community bank to reduce poverty in the region.

Opening the sixth branch of the union at Jukwa on Tuesday, the board chairman Benjamin Kojo Otoo said, “All is set for the commencement of the project while staff are being trained to handle the activities of the bank for the next five years.”

Mr Otoo said his outfit was ready to put smiles on the faces of people in the region through effective banking services.

He called on the people to cultivate the habit of saving, stressing that the workers should exhibit discipline and commitment in the discharge of their duties to lift the image of the union.

Mr Otoo, who is also a lecturer at the Cape Coast Polytechnic, urged customers who accessed loans at the union to use the money for business to generate more profits for them.

“Customers should improve their businesses with their skills,” he added.

The Manager of the union, Alfred Kweku Abban expressed concern about the way people abandon their jobs and spend precious time at prayer camps.

Mr. Abban revealed that many people had lost their jobs because they spent time at prayer camps, noting, “Workers who are supposed to be in office on week days go to prayer camps to be deceived by some false prophets.”

He advised husbands not to shun their responsibilities when their wives go for loans since “it compels most women to use the money to take care of their families instead of using it for the intended purposes.”

Mr. Abban attributed the country’s economic problems to the lack of planning.

“Ghanaians are not supposed to be poor because the country has adequate natural resources.

We have purchased 40 cars for drivers to work and pay in an effort to reduce poverty in the region, but more drivers would also benefit from the package,” he said.

Mustard seed, which was established about two years ago, has 45 workers with six branches.