With the new opening, the bank will further deepen its financial inclusion agenda and play a facilitating role for cargo and passenger handling payments at one of the largest cargo hubs in West Africa.
The bank’s presence at the new Cargo Centre village has been a result of spearheading a public-private partnership with the Ghana Airport Cargo Centre Limited (GACC), a partnership between Air Ghana Limited (AGL) and Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), and Swissport.
The new branch will provide timely financial services for customers and individuals working in and around the mini-commercial city of Airport as well as agencies and businesses including the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), cargo airlines, aviation handling services companies and other related businesses.
Mr. Dolapo Ogundimu, Managing Director speaking at the opening said “Our presence within the cargo centre enclave demonstrates our unflinching commitment to play a meaningful role in Ghana’s development. We see ourselves as major contributors and are supporting businesses to access banking services without having to move long distances.”
The bank he said had embarked on an intelligent expansion across the country from 2014 and was now a truly national bank with presence in all 10 regions in Ghana, having opened its Wa branch office about two months ago.
“Between now and next year we intend to roll an additional 10 branches in our quest to drive our retail banking strategy and become one of the top tier banks in Ghana by 2018,” he concluded.
Since launching its banking operations in Ghana in 2009, Access Bank has increased its presence to cater for its growing market share, especially in retail banking, as well as to reduce the number of unbanked and underserved segments of the market.
In continuation of its strategic goal to become the most respected bank, Access Bank continues to invest in its operations and technology platforms to deliver superior value to customers and other stakeholders.
Recently, the Bank launched an Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the sale of 26 million shares at GH4 per share as part of plans to list on the Ghana Stock Exchange before the end of 2016.
By Times Reporter