Sekyere Rural Bank gives Akrowa School building a facelift

Renovated classroom block

Sekyere Rural Bank PLC at Jamasi in the Sekyere South district of Ashanti Region has renovated and handed over a six-classroom unit block to the Akrowa D/A primary school in the Ashanti Region.

According to Board Chairman of the bank, Dr. Francis Denteh, this gesture is part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility to ensure basic schools in communities where the bank operates meet their needs, and to support education generally in the district.

Dr. Denteh mentioned that as part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility activities, they try to help the community in which they operate – particularly in the areas of education and health as well as several other initiatives that the bank has embarked on.

In an interview with Business & Financial Times, the board chairman said they have identified that there is more support the school and education directorate need, so they have made a commitment to support them with respect to other buildings.

Dr. Denteh further called on the school authorities and pupils to ensure they practice a good maintenance culture so that the facility will last and serve generations to come.

The bank’s CEO, Michael Aidoo, speaking to media after the handing over said the bank prioritises the support of education in all aspects; hence the need for it to move in quickly and offer that support to the school – bringing a facelift to the school to make education attractive for learners.

He further urged parents of the school and other relevant stakeholders to make a passionate commitment to save and do business with the bank to shore-up its profitability so that such support to education and other development activities can be sustained.

Sekyere Rural Bank Limited was set up and commissioned in 1983 at Jamasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The bank aims to play an intermediary role between surplus fund holders and those in need of funds for their economic activities in the communities where the bank operates.

Sekyere Rural Bank PLC
Dr. Francis Denteh, Board Chairman (left), with some elders of Akrowa together with CEO, Michael Aidoo (right), after the handing over

Sekyere Rural Bank Limited is dedicated primarily to the mobilisation of resources from its operational area for on-lending to individual savers, small and medium scale enterprises.

The bank is registered under Ghana’s Companies Code 1963, Act 179 as amended Companies Act 2019 (Act 992) and operates under the Banking Law 2004, Act 73, as amended by the Banks and Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions Act 2016, Act 930, to operate the business of banking.

The bank’s primary focus is to provide tailor-made solutions and a wide range of financial services to the unbanked and underbanked within rural and peri-urban communities by mobilising surplus funds from the communities and channeling such funds into productive sectors of the economy.

The bank supports retail customers, small and medium enterprises, micro unit institutions and farmers to ensure accelerated economic growth and development in the communities where it operates – with a prime aim of alleviating poverty in the short-term and eliminating same in the long run.

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