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25.02.2014 General News

Anlo Rural Bank presents 5,000 exercise books to schools

By Daily Graphic / Ghana
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The Anlo Rural Bank has donated 5,000 exercise books worth GH¢ 8,000 to five basic schools in the Keta Municipality.

The books were presented as part of the Valentine's Day activities.

The beneficiary schools were the Abor Evangelical Presbyterian Junior High School, Abor Roman Catholic JHS, Srogboe East Ridge JHS, Dzelukope RC JHS and the Anyanui Basic School.

Each of the schools was presented with 1,000 exercise books embossed with the bank's logo. Corporate social responsibility

The Vice-Chairperson of the board of the bank, Mama Biana I, said the gesture formed part of the bank's corporate social responsibility in the education sector.

“The bank was set up to provide financial services to the people. It is, therefore, in our prime interest to sponsor schools in the catchment area for human development and socio-cultural advancement of the Anlo state.” 

Mama Biana, who was also the queenmother of Srogboe, therefore, urged beneficiaries to make optimum use of the books to ensure the educational transformation of the municipality.

On the performance of the bank, Mama Biana said the bank, which was established in 2001, had grown steadily, chalking up remarkable achievements. Achievements

The achievements, she said, included the seventh best performing rural bank in the country and ranked first among all rural banks in the Volta Region (according to the ARB Apex Bank Efficiency Monitoring Unit).

She said the bank would soon open a new branch at Abor, and urged the residents to acquire shares to enable the bank to expand, adding that: “the bank has a mission to reduce poverty in the catchment area.” 

The Keta Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Sylvester Tornyeava, commended the bank for the gesture and said it would go a long way to complement government's efforts to promote education in the area.

He said the time had come for the municipality to take its rightful place in the country.

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