GCB Bank has donated GH¢100,000 to support victims of the Sierra Leonean mudslide disaster.
The donation was in response to the distress call by the government and people of Sierra Leone following the 14th August 2017 mudslide which took the lives of over 400 people, and in line with GCB’s corporate social responsibility.
The Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah, handing over the cheque to representatives of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre/Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, said the donation was on humanitarian grounds.
He said GCB as Ghana’s largest bank thought it wise to extend a helping hand to Ghana’s neighbour within the ECOWAS community.
Mr. Sowah said Ghana and Sierra Leone share some similarities in their development and history and it is important to identify with a sister country in distress.
Mr. David Laryea, Director, Management Information System, Monitoring and Tracking and Mr. Edward Ashong, Director, Investor Services of the GIPC received the donation.
Mr. Laryea gave the assurance that the funds would be put to the expected use, saying “we are grateful for your timely response to this plea for help.”