Ofori-Attah (Left) in a handshake with Oti-Mensah after receiving the dummy cheque
Omni Bank, one of the fastest growing financial institutions in the country, presented a cheque for GH¢50,000 to the Ghana @ 60 Independence Anniversary Planning Committee at a ceremony at the Flagstaff House in Accra on Wednesday.
Managing Director of the bank, Philip Oti-Mensah, indicated that the gesture was in response to government’s call for support to successfully organize the Ghana @60 activities.
He pointed out that reducing interest rates remains one of Omni Bank’s priorities in their quest to make businesses thrive.
“This is our support to ensure a memorable anniversary celebration: we share the theme for the event which says mobilizing for the future.
“It is in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility themed, ‘Growing Communities.’ OmniBank cannot be effective if we fail to contribute towards the community and environment that gives us the opportunity to operate as a bank.
“As an institution, which has been around for 27 years; turning into a bank about two years ago, we want to collaborate with Ghana to build and ensure a stable macro-economic environment.
“We have rolled out many products recently and we are getting ready to launch internet banking soon,” said Oti-Mensah.
He added that “we embrace the theme for the Ghana at 60 celebration, ‘Mobilizing for Ghana’s future,’ which is in line with the bank’s mission of mobilizing deposits and growing further with our strategy to acquire 1 million customer accounts and reach three billion cedis in deposits by 2020.
A member of the Ghana @ 60 Planning Committee Duke Ofori-Attah, expressed gratitude to the bank for the gesture and hinted that it would be a year-long celebration.
He disclosed that 60 E-Libraries would be constructed across the country, which would be named after companies like Omni Bank that have supported the event.
The Planning Committee also mentioned that monuments would be constructed and named after personalities and institutions that have contributed to the development of Ghana.
“As we mobilize for the future, making the micro economy stable should be another important issue the government must be concerned with,” he added.
The aim of OmniBank, launched in November 2016, is to provide banking and financial services for all Ghanaians, hence the launch of its product dubbed, ‘Free Bank Account For All.”
A Business Desk Report