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23.02.2007 Business & Finance

Barclays marks 90 years in Ghana

By Daily Guide

Barclays Ghana has celebrated its 90th year of doing business in Ghana.
Margaret Mwanakatwe, Managing Director of the bank, in a statement said: “The coincidence of our 90th birthday with Ghana's 50th birthday demonstrates how Barclays and Ghana have become.

“We have remained committed to the country through thick and thin, since we launched our operations in Ghana 90 years ago.”
Barclays commissioned its first branches in the then Gold Coast on February 14, 1917 and has grown to be one of the leaders in Ghana's banking industry.

The bank, according to the statement, contributes to the socio-economic development of Ghana through its numerous products designed for individuals and businesses.

The statement said Barclay will continue to lead in the evolution of innovative banking products tailored to the everyday needs of customers.

Activities commemorating the 90th anniversary celebration include birthday cake-cutting ceremonies at all branches nationwide.

The cake will be shared with the customers of the bank in the communities in which it operates.

The main ceremony took place at the Osu Branch of Barclays Bank on February 14, 2007.

Other activities include knowledge-sharing lectures as well as relationship-building programmes that will contribute to Ghana's future growth and development.

Barclays will also sponsor the Ghana Investment Summit to be held in Ghana in May 2007 in partnership with the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and the Ghana Investment Promotions Centre (GIPC).

The Bank will also organise a three-part public lecture on pertinent issues in the industry in June.