GCB Bank PLC has donated GH¢100,000 to the Appiatse Support Fund established to support the victims and rebuilding efforts of the Appiatse community.
The donation was made by Mr. John Adamah, Head of Retail Banking, and Mr Kojo Kwarteng, Head of Corporate Affairs Department, on behalf of GCB’s management.
Mr. Adamah described the Appiatse explosion as pathetic, and stated that GCB Bank has three branches from Tarkwa to the Bogoso area; and as a responsible corporate citizen, the bank could not look on unconcerned.
He added that apart from being chosen as one of the banks to receive donations for the Appiatse Support Fund, GCB Bank has also deployed other resources, including communication materials, to encourage Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians to donate toward rebuilding the community.
Dr. Joyce Aryee, Chairperson of the Appiatse Support Fund who received the cheques, expressed delight at the donation by GCB Bank.
She thanked the bank’s Board and Management for demonstrating love toward the Appiatse community and the people of Ghana.
She reiterated that the committee and government will use the reconstruction of Appiatse to promote a green, sustainable and environmentally-friendly township idea that will soon serve as a model for building townships in the country.