Rural bank supports GH¢25O,OOO Community Centre project
January 11, 2011 Jacobu (Ash), Jan. 11, GNA - The Odotobri Rural Bank is funding the construction of a GH¢250,000 Community Centre complex at Jacobu in the Amansie Central District.
This forms part of the bank's social responsibility and is aimed at contributing to the development of the area.
At a ceremony to officially commence work on the project, Nana Fosu Kwadwo Abiri, Jacobuhene, commended the bank for honouring its promise to the community.
"At your last Annual General Meeting (AGM), you promised to start work on this Community Complex and today's ceremony is a testimony of a fulfilled pledge," he added.
The Jacobuhene called on groups and individuals who had acquired plots of land for development to learn from the bank's example by developing those plots to facelift the town, the district capital.
Mr Johnny Owusu-Boadi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank, said the bank was committed to its social responsibility as it spent GH¢32,180 to support socio-economic activities of the communities within its catchments area.
"Among the activities supported included the Jacobu Water Project, Amansie Central Quiz competition, computers and accessories for the Jacobu Police Station, Kwame Nkrumah Centenary Celebration, best teacher awards for Kumasi, Adansi North, Bekwai and Obuasi Municipalities among others," he said.
He said apart from the Community Centre, plans were far advanced to get the first floor of the bank's head-office building completed within the year.