The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II, has lauded banks whose actions add to the development of the country.
He said it is also important for banks to add value to the economy and most importantly, create employment for the youth.
Otumfuo Osei-Tutu said this when the Managing Director of Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC, Benjamin Dzoboku, and his executive team paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace to show appreciation for the King’s presence at a luncheon hosted in his honour by Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), the parent company of Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC.
The Asantehene commended the bank for its commitment to fostering meaningful relationships with the community and expressed his appreciation for the bank’s initiatives being carried out within Kumasi and the country as a whole.
A release issued by the bank in Accra after the visit quoted the Asantehene as saying: “I am honoured to learn about all the exciting banking initiatives you are carrying out for my people in Kumasi and our nation, Ghana.
Like I mentioned to your Board Members in Trinidad, I want a bank that will inure to the development of our country, adding value to our economy and most importantly creating employment for the youth.”
Otumfuo Osei-Tutu assured the management of the bank of his support and urged them to give off their best at all times to grow the bank.
According to the release, the Asantehene further expressed his delight for being invited to the luncheon which highlighted the bank’s dedication to acknowledging and celebrating the legacy of emancipation and unity.
For his part, Mr Dzoboku, the release said, conveyed the profound gratitude of the Board Chairman, the President/CEO and Managing Director of RFHL, to the Asantehene for gracing the Emancipation luncheon and his advice to the bank.
“Your Majesty, the luncheon was an event that celebrated the enduring spirit of freedom and the rich cultural heritage of Ghana and Trinidad and Tobago. We were honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to host such a distinguished guest and to contribute to the celebration of a significant historical occasion,” Mr Dzoboku said.
About Republic Bank
Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) of Trinidad & Tobago, is Ghana’s leading Universal Banking institution and arguably the most diversified financial institution. As a one-stop financial institution, the Bank’s services include Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking; Investment Banking; Trustee Services; Mortgage Banking; VISA Credit and Debit Cards and Microfinance.