The National Trust Holding Company (NTHC) says it is optimistic of overcoming the current challenges confronting it.
Mr. Francis Apanka Managing Director speaking at the NTHC 40TH anniversary thanksgiving service held in Accra cited the rising cost of living which taking a considerable squeeze on disposable incomes of consumers.
The situation he said had led to a drastic reduction in the amount of funds available to consumers for investment.
Mr. Apanka said management was putting in place measures to ensure improved performance next year.
He said, the company carefully selected the theme “Pioneering Sustainable Investment Banking: Now and into the Future” to ensure it remained focused to achieve set objectives.
“In consonance with the theme, we at NTHC are putting in place the kind of things which will continue to position us to take advantage of our opportunities and overcome our challenges,” he said.
He said “In particular, we must realize that we are in business of offering financial services where the key raw materials are the integrity of our platform, the confidence of our customers and the expectations of our shareholders,” he stated.
According to him, the only way to achieving the ambition of their 40th Anniversary of building a sustainable business was to have an end product which is the right mix of the key raw materials.
The company he said would be focusing on a number of activities to reposition the business for the future.
This he said would include enhancing customer reach and service both geographic and virtual, expand product range, deliver competitive return on investment to shareholders and reward staff commensurate with their performance and competitive to the industry.
“We all have a role to play in achieving these noble and necessary goals and I have no doubt that NTHC will rise to the occasion,” he stated.
By Michael D. Abayateye