Stanbic Bank Ghana has paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, at his residence in Fadama, Accra to observe the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The Stanbic Bank delegation, made up of Muslim and Christian staff from a cross-section of the bank, was led by the bank’s Chief Executive, Mr. Kwamina Asomaning.
Speaking on behalf of the Bank, Mr. Asomaning remarked that the aim of the visit was for the bank to deepen its relationship with the Muslim community.
Mr. Asomaning spoke of his admiration for the Chief Imam saying: “We come with the purest intention to deepen our relationship. I have always been inspired by the Sheik and his selflessness in helping others. Your support for diverse groups within society is most commendable.
“Together with my team, we are honoured to be here today and very grateful for the opportunity. As a bank, we are grateful to the Chief Imam for all he has done over the years to preserve the relationship between us and the Muslim community. We hope to nurture and deepen this relationship even more”.
In keeping with the observance of the holy month, a period marked by dedication to the tenets of Islam, the delegation made a Ramadan donation to help cater for the needy.
In welcoming the delegation, the National Chief Imam implored the group to continue in the spirit of generosity. He said, “I am grateful for the donations, especially in this month”. The Sheik advised the team from Stanbic to embrace diversity, be kind to one another and spread peace throughout the country.
Mr. Kwamina Asomaning was grateful to the Chief Imam for the reception afforded to him and his team. He expressed his admiration for the Chief Imam and the way in which he plays a crucial unifying role in the country.
The National Chief Imam further prayed for peace and elevation for the entire country. He said: “May Allah increase the peace of this country. We must also be helpful to each other because Allah in His own wisdom created us in different races and tribes such that in our diversity, we will be helpful to each other, and that is what the delegation has come here to do. May the peace of this month reach all of you and help the nation to know peace”.