ODOTOBRI RURAL BANK LTD. LAUNCHES GBU (GHANA BLIND UNION) LOANS & EXTENDS A GENEROUS HAND TO VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS INCLUDING NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION, GHANA POLICE SERVICE, SCHOOLS ETC. TO THE TUNE OF GH¢20,386.00
From time immemorial, our brothers and sisters who happen to be physically handicapped have been compelled to be dependent on other family members and sometimes strangers who are most often unwilling to offer assistance.
For this reason, Odotobri Rural Bank Limited did not relent in collaborating with the Ghana Blind Union (GBU) to grant loans to the blind. Odotobri counts it vital to shed light into the lives of these visually challenged brethren who are yet skillful, in order that they would earn a dignified living and also possibly take on the role of bread winners for their relatives, instead of becoming a burden for others. Mr. Paul Owusu, Madam Hagar Appiah and Madam Cecilia Arthur are some beneficiaries of the GBU loans.
The Board and Management of the Bank are therefore pleased to launch this special service rendered to the visually handicapped.
Also, to support Aduman Senior High School team to participate fully in the all games and athletic competition that would be held in Ashanti Region and across the country, the following sports kits has been donated to them.
- 2 Sets of Jersey
- 12 pairs of spikes
- 2 Hand balls
- 2 Hockey balls
- 2 Javelin Spear
- 2 Shots (shot put balls)
Hopefully, supporting the sporting activities of these young ones would help groom athletes for the country at large. Receiving the sports kits on behalf of the school were Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Oduro (Assistant Headmaster-Academic) and Mr. Nuru Godwin (Head of Sports Department). The Ashanti Regional Islamic Unit Teachers and Workers Support Scheme, has also received two sets of 32-inch television to give their office a face lift. The Board Chairman of Teachers and Workers Support Scheme, Mr. Matthew Osei- Badu, as well as the Board Secretary in the person of Mr. Baah Acheamfour were present at the Bank’s Head Office to receive the TV sets.
Similarly, the District Police Headquarters at Fomena received two (2) steel cabinets and one (1) steel cupboard to furnish their office. The District Commander in the person of Supt. Y. O. Asubonteng was present to receive the donation on behalf of the District Headquarters. In aid of the preparation towards Agricultural Week Celebration of Kwadaso Agric College, the Bank donated an amount of One Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢1,000.00). The Student Representative Council (SRC) President, Mr. Ali Baba Abdullai who received the cheque in the company of the SRC Vice President and Secretary, were visibly grateful for the kind gesture of the Bank.
Sakafia Islamic Senior High School laid a request at the doorstep of Odotobri Rural Bank Limited for support in building dormitory and classroom blocks. The Bank responded with 50 bags of cement to facilitate the construction of these structures for a congenial teaching and learning environment.
In response to a call from Dompoase Divisional Council for assistance in promoting I.C.T education within the Dompoase community, three (3) laptop computers were provided by the Bank. Madam Beatrice Boatemaa Owusu received the laptops on behalf of the institution. Fiankoma Development Committee also received four (4) packets of iron sheets and fifty (50) bags of cement to support the construction of durbar grounds for their community. Mr. Samuel K. Dapaah (Assemblyman of Fiankoma), Mr. Stephen Ofori Agyekum (Committee Chairman) and Mr. Michael Asamoah (representative of the Chief of Fiankoma) were in attendance.
Lastly, but not the least, the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council of National Road Safety Commission has received a cheque of Two Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢2,000.00) towards the National Road Safety Awards. Mr. Siaka Baba Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of Odotobri Rural Bank, who presented the cheques and items in the company of other Management Members of the Bank, seized the opportunity to express gratitude to the Bank’s customers, shareholders and other stakeholders for their confidence in the Bank, not only as a financial institution but also a partner in developing society.