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Ecobank MD pays courtesy visit to Director General of GBC

Ecobank MD pays courtesy visit to Director General of GBC

By Nana Kwame Bediako

The Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana, Abena Osei Opoku, made an important visit to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) On Monday, June 10th, 2024. This meeting was aimed at fostering a partnership that would benefit both entities in the future.

The visit was marked by discussions that explored potential collaborations, aligning mutual interests, and forging a stronger relationship between the financial giant and the media powerhouse.

Abena Osei Opoku expressed her gratitude to GBC for hosting her and her team. She emphasized the importance of such engagements in building a solid foundation for mutual understanding and cooperation.

By fostering a collaborative spirit, both Ecobank and GBC aim to leverage their strengths to support each other’s growth and development. This initiative is expected to pave the way for innovative projects that will benefit the broader community.

Highlighting Ecobank’s commitment to corporate support, Abena emphasized the bank’s role in aiding government and non-government entities. She noted that Ecobank has a firm stance on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and is dedicated to initiatives that positively impact the community. The bank’s CSR activities are not merely about aligning with corporate groups but are also focused on meaningful community support.

One notable initiative mentioned by Abena was Ecobank’s partnership with universities in Ghana. This partnership saw the distribution of over a hundred laptops to students. The objective was to bridge the digital divide and ensure that students, regardless of their financial background, have access to the necessary resources in an increasingly digital educational landscape. This initiative underscores Ecobank’s commitment to enhancing educational opportunities through technology.

Abena Osei Opoku also discussed how Ecobank is preparing university students for the job market. She remarked on the often stark difference between academic success and professional competence.

Her insight that “clever people don’t always make the best employees” highlighted the need for practical readiness programs. Ecobank is actively working on bridging this gap, ensuring that students are well-equipped for the realities of the working world.

She further detailed Ecobank’s financial inclusion policy program. Abena noted that the bank supports various sectors of the economy, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups. She emphasized Ecobank’s commitment to empowering women in business, whether they own the majority or minority stake in their enterprises. This initiative is designed to help women acclimate to the fast-paced corporate environment, which they may not be accustomed to.

The meeting between Ecobank and GBC marked the beginning of a promising collaboration. Through shared goals and mutual support, both entities are poised to drive impactful initiatives that benefit the community at large.

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