Charles Wordey, Head of Corporate Affairs of NIB, says the bank has been instrumental in supporting the growth of industries and companies in Ghana, including Nestle Ghana and Total Ghana.
Mr Wordey disclosed this to journalists over the weekend at the Burma Camp Sports Complex when management and staff of NIB from the Accra-Tema Zone embarked on a 10-kilometre walk through some streets of Accra as part of activities marking the bank’s 55th Anniversary celebrations, whose general theme is: “55 Years of Growing Ghanaian Businesses.”
More than 600 staff participated in the exercise, which started from the El-Wak Sports Stadium through the 37 Military Hospital area, Golden Tulip, Opebia House, CFAO, Aviation Social Centre and terminated at the Burma Camp Sports Complex.
According to Mr Wordey, such efforts of NIB had helped to create employment for a lot of people.
“These companies would not have come into fruition in the first place without the help of NIB. So even if you look at it in totality, the multiplier effect of some of the things the bank has done had been tremendous for the growth of Ghana’s economy.”
The bank, which also provides finances for the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises, is introducing a lot of electronic services to take banking to the doorsteps of customers.
“The nature of our work is mostly sedentary. We sit down from 0800 hours to 1700 hours and even beyond so we thought of organising this health walk and undergo some exercises to release some stress, put our health in check and also bond as a family,” he said.
The staff engaged in football, volley ball, sack race, and lime and spoon, and those who performed excellently were presented with trophies.
Other activities planned for the anniversary include public lecture, dinner, awards night and thanksgiving service.
NIB, Ghana’s first development bank, was established in 1963 with the primary objective of promoting rapid industrialization in all sectors of the country’s economy.
Source: Daily Guide