Volunteering employees at Access Bank Ghana have handed over a newly constructed mechanised borehole to the Enchi Training College in the Western Region.
The borehole project, which forms part of Access Bank’s Employee Volunteering Programme (EVP), will help alleviate the challenges of gaining access to potable water by students.
The Enchi Training College, established in November 1965, has recently been confronted with water scarcity due to its increasing student population.
In a short inaugural ceremony to hand over the borehole to the school, the Headmistress of the training college Madam Victoria Aidoo-Aful informed guests of the various challenges facing the institution and commended Access Bank employees for heeding to the call to support the school address some of its challenges.
“What we are witnessing today is very commendable and noble of Access Bank employees. Water as we all know, is life and having this borehole couldn’t have come at a better time. This will help students save a lot of time to concentrate on their studies instead of spending hours of their precious time to obtain water”, she added.
The project director of the Access Bank Western EVP group, Mr. Paul Ackah, who handed over the borehole to the college said “the training college is an important institution here in Enchi, and as a key partner in the development of our communities, we felt it necessary to give our support when the SRC of the college called on us.
“For us at Access Bank, we believe the prosperity of our communities is tied to our business success and the provision of the water facility will enhance the quality of health, not for just the students, but the entire community, he added.
Over the last six years, Access Bank has displayed a strong commitment to health, education, environment and social improvement issues by leveraging its people and financial resources to invest in various projects across the country.
This is in line with the Bank’s strategy of contributing to the long-term sustainable development within its markets of operations.
The Bank was recently recognized at the West African Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards as “Best Bank in Corporate Social Responsibility”, an accolade that was also awarded to the Bank in 2014 and 2010 at the Ghana Banking Awards.