Cyril Nai and his colleague during the tree planting exercise
ABSA BANK joined the Green Ghana campaign to plant five million trees as its contribution to improving Ghana’s forest cover.
It did this in collaboration with the Forestry Commission, with employees of the bank joining in the nationwide exercise to commemorate Green Ghana Day.
Some employees also joined senior government officials, the Forestry Commission and Diplomatic Community to commemorate the day at a brief event held in Accra.
Commenting on the Green Ghana project, Cyril Nai, Head of Marketing and Communication at Absa Bank Ghana, said the bank will continue to be a force for good in society by championing and supporting initiatives that will ensure a sustainable and brighter future for Ghana.
“At Absa, bringing green possibilities to life also means partnering our stakeholders and communities to restore our lost forests and repair the damage to our ecosystem to help mitigate the effects of climate change,” said Mr. Nai.
“As a group, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to playing an active role in shaping a sustainable future through several initiatives; including being one of the funding signatories of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Banking. We understand that our role as agents of economic growth and development involves being responsible stewards in all aspects of our operations.”
According to Priscilla Yeboah, Head of Citizenship at Absa Bank Ghana, the bank sees the Green Ghana initiative as an important opportunity to leverage Sustainable Development Goal number 17 which calls for partnerships to strengthen the implementation of the goals.
“As a forward-looking bank that believes in sustainable development, we are inspired by the Green Ghana project which will help create sustainable cities and communities. Absa Bank is committed to supporting initiatives that will help improve and preserve our environment as well as strengthen the country’s climate change resilience,” Mrs. Yeboah said.
A Business Desk Report