FBNBank has provided support to several entities as part of the Bank’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week (CR&S Week) with the national football team, the Black Stars, the Village of Hope Orphanage, the Ghana Police, the Ghana Prisons Service and the Lifeline for Childhood Cancer Ghana Foundation as beneficiaries.
At a short ceremony at the FBNBank head office on the Independence Avenue in Accra, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Bank, Mr Victor Yaw Asante and other senior executives made financial contributions on behalf of the bank to the various institutions totalling GH¢150,000.
Specifically, the Black Stars received GH¢100,000 as initial support for their preparation for the next two tournaments – the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and 2022 World Cup.
The Village of Hope Orphanage benefited from a GH¢20,000 contribution to their efforts towards the education of some of the Home’s wards. The Lifeline for Childhood Cancer Ghana Foundation received GH¢10,000 as the Bank’s contribution towards its efforts to make available medical care to children with cancer.
Beyond the cash donations, a section of the bank’s staff also presented 50 mattresses to the Senior Correctional Centre of the Ghana Prisons Service valued at GH¢10,000. The Ghana Police also received a facelift to the office of the Rapid Deployment Unit from the bank which is also valued at GH¢10,000.
FBNBank’s CR&S Week is commemorated together with its parent bank, FirstBank of Nigeria Limited and across all its subsidiary countries.
Commenting on the Bank’s CR&S efforts, FBNBank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive, Victor Yaw Asante, said, “This year, we look forward, together with our people, to demonstrate that in all things we put our stakeholders first, be it business or community activities, by supporting causes which make an impact in the lives of people, causes which resonate with all of us; from deprived children to support for institutions like schools and public service organisations through to national sports”.
“During the CR&S Week and after, our actions would give tangibility to the ethos of the FBNBank brand and would also showcase our contribution to our communities and FBNBank’s responsibility as a good corporate citizen of Ghana. In all these our staff will be offering their time and resources in support of our chosen causes. Together we will be delivering on our promise of putting our stakeholders first,” he said.
BY TIMES REPORTER