Robert Le Hunte, Managing Director of HFC Bank a subsidiary of Trinidad and Tobago-based Republic Bank, has reiterated management’s commit-ment to moving the bank to new heights.
He said management intends to invest in capacity building programmes to serve customers better and also create greater career opportunities for the staff.
Mr. Le Hunte disclosed this when the bank as part of Corporate Social Responsibility programme donated various sums of money totaled GH¢324,000 to 14 institutions across the country at a ceremony held at the Bank’s head office in Accra.
The beneficiary institutions are Ghana Heart Foundation, National Partnership for Children’s Trust, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (Accident Centre), Ghana Blind Union, Help Age Ghana, SOS Ghana and Catholic Action for Street Children
The rest are Students Financial Aid Office — University of Ghana, Ghana Parents Association for Childhood Cancers, Bonwire Aglican Primary, Knowledge Tree Technologies, 37 Military Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Burns Centre and Ridge Hospital.
The donation was meant to support the activities of the various beneficiary institutions.
“There will be training and knowledge-transfer to enhance the bank’s competitiveness. Over the next several months, HFC Bank and Republic Bank will work on the re-alignment of systems and procedures to harmonise our operations,” he stated.
Mr. Le Hunte indicated plans were underway to introduce new services and products to make HFC Bank more capable of meeting the needs of the customers.
“As part of the Republic Bank Family, HFC Bank’s vision is to be; the Ghanaian financial institution of choice for our staff, customers and shareholders. The new HFC Bank will set the standard of excellence in customer satisfaction, employee engagement, social responsibility and shareholder value while building successful societies,” he said.
“Republic Bank prides itself in its strong corporate social responsibility culture which focuses on education, sports, health and child and youth development. The programme, dubbed: “Power to make a difference’, enables the community to learn, succeed and receive care and help”, he said.
HFC Bank he said was committed to further enhance its corporate social responsibility to benefit the Ghanaian society by tapping into its parent bank, Republic Bank’s rich experience in this field.
Mr. Hunte expressed his appreciation to the founders, past and present leadership of the bank, the staff, customers and shareholders for their contributions and support which have made HFC Bank what it is today, while assuring them that the team would continue the good work that has been started.
By Times Reporter