First Atlantic Bank aids GMMB

Dr. Oyortey (fourth from right), receiving the books from officials of the bank

Dr. Oyortey (fourth from right), receiving the books from officials of the bank

First Atlantic Bank, as part of its corporate social responsibility, has donated over 1,000 branded exercise books to the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB).

The books would be offered to students who visit the national museum to take notes.

In is also in support of a strategic plan to give the country’s museums a face-lift to attract young people and adults alike.

Presently, the national gallery of the GMMB which houses collections of the country’s cultural heritage has been closed down for rehabilitation works expected to be completed within the next few months.

The facility, upon completion would provide patrons with a more congenial atmosphere to appreciate Ghana’s historical background and promote a sense of nationhood.

Presenting the books at its headquarters, Head of Corporate Communications and Service Quality, Mr. Eli Muzzu said the donation was in fulfillment of a promise made to the GMMB.

“We support the laudable campaign the GMMB is embarking on and that is why we are partnering them on this initiative,” he said.

He urged the board to use the exercise books for its intended purpose to promote and preserve the country’s cultural heritage.

Dr. Zagba Oyortey, Executive Director of the GMMB, on his part, lauded the bank for the gesture and urged other corporate institutions to assist the board to achieve its goals.

“If we want to create the culture where young people will feel inspired to celebrate the achievement of those gone ahead of us and create a correct record of our history, then we need to build the right environment,” he said.

Dr. Oyortey said the GMMB was determined to revise its exhibitions to appeal to the general public to promote a sense of nationalism among Ghanaians.

By Abigail Annoh

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