GCB Bank PLC has unveiled a state-of-the-art hostel project worth GH¢20 million for the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) Ho, in the Volta Region, as part of the activities to commemorate the University’s 10th anniversary.
Explaining what prompted the massive investment, Mr. Linus Kumi, Head of Corporate Banking, said the bank’s successes with UHAS have deepened its desire to support the nation’s education sector.
“We started with UHAS from day one, and we want to assure them that we will be here forever,” he affirmed. Further, Mr. Kumi reiterated that the Bank would continue to engage with the Management of the University to roll out strategies to support the various developmental initiatives.
GCB Bank’s business role as a financier in developing and improving the university’s student accommodation provided GHS20 million funding for the construction of a four-storey hostel complex.
Sokode Hall, the six hundred and eighty (680) room residence, was financed by GCB Bank PLC to relieve the perennial accommodation plight of students and introduce a business bench on the campus. Whilst assisting the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to unveil the plaque, Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor John O. Gyapong expressed his gratitude to the Bank for the continued support for UHAS since its establishment in 2012.
He also implored the Bank to deliver the same support in earnest for his confirmed successor, Professor Lydia Aziaklo Aziato, whose chancellorship tenure commences in August, 2022.
The President paid glowing tributes to founding fathers and staff whose combined efforts have made UHAS a university of choice in Ghana. He also congratulated the Vice Chancellor and lecturers for their critical research role during the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020.
GCB Bank was represented by a high delegation, including the Ho Zonal Manager, Mr. Francis Nyarko, Mr. Patrick Morttey, Mr. Richard Dugbartey and Mr. Michael Mireku of the Corporate Banking Department, Mr. Samuel Atopley; the Ho Main Branch Manager, Mr. Davis Akorli of the Strategy and Research Dept., Mr. Elvis Tanson, the Business Dev. Manager of the Ho Regional Office and Mr. Eugene Adu Ayeh of the Corporate Affairs Dept.
Other notable guests invited included Council Chairman, Justice Victor J.M Dotse, Volta Regional Minister, Honorable Archibald Yao Letsa, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Lu Kun, Volta Regional House of Chiefs and the Volta Regional Parliamentary Select Committee.