Stanbic Bank employees embark on Korle Beach Clean-up initiative

Henry Manyo-Plange (left), Head of Bancassurance at Stanbic Bank Ghana

Employees in the Bancassurance Unit of Stanbic Bank Ghana have organised a beach clean-up at the Korle Beach in Accra, demonstrating the bank’s commitment to protecting the natural environment.

Speaking at the clean-up exercise, the Head of Bancassurance at Stanbic Bank, Henry Manyo-Plange, explained the importance of corporate institutions involving themselves in helping to keep the communities and the country clean. He went ahead to encourage Ghanaians to join in such efforts for the benefit of all.

He said: “We are part of a bank that believes strongly in contributing to national growth and development by reaching out and impacting the communities in which we operate. That is why we are here today. Korle Beach is a recreational centre that has the potential to attract a lot of tourists if it is kept in the right state. Unfortunately, it is not in the best condition. Today, my team and I came together to do our part in ensuring that our natural environment is protected and maintained for future generations”.

“It is easy to sit down and complain about the poor conditions of our beaches, but it is more effective to get your hands dirty and do the work. The issue of environmental pollution and sustainability is a general problem and we must all do what we can and play our roles in creating a greener world; this experience has been a great one and we look forward to coming again and helping out,” he continued.

Mr. Festus Nii Ayi Hayford, the Assemblyman for Ngleshie Jamestown Electoral Area, and other members of the community joined the team from Stanbic in the clean-up exercise and thanked the bank for their selfless act toward the community.

Stanbic Bank Ghana has demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability and a greener environment through various initiatives. Earlier this year, employees of the bank undertook a tree planting exercise at the Chipa Forest Reserve at Agomeda in the Greater Accra Region. The staff of the bank also planted shea seedlings in the Tilli community near Zebila in the Upper East Region, the Lilixia community near Tumu in the Upper West Region, and the Nyeko community near Nanton in the Northern Region. In all, 2,115 seedlings were planted nationwide.

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