The board and top management of Access Bank have paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to congratulate him on his commemoration of the 20th anniversary celebration of his enstoolment.
Led by the Board Chairman of the bank, Mr Frank Beecham, Regional Managing Director – African Subsidiaries, Mr Dolapo Ogundimu and the Managing Director, Mr Olumide Olatunji, the visit also formed part of the bank’s commitment to deepen its relationship with its key stakeholders in the country.
A release issued in Accra at the weekend said; “The visit afforded the team the opportunity to introduce the bank’s new Managing Director and also congratulate the Asantehene for his sterling leadership over the past two decades in promoting peace and development across the country.
It also made it possible for the bank to reaffirm its commitment towards the improvement in education when it donated to the Otumfuo Charity Foundation, a gesture which Access Bank had begun since 2010, the release said.
According to the release, in receiving the delegation to the Manhyia Palace, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II, used the occasion to commend the bank’s continued support to the Manhyia Palace and the Otumfuo Charity Foundation over the years.
On behalf of the team, the board chairman of Access Bank thanked the Asantehene for the warm reception accorded them adding that, “As a bank, we appreciate the role that our cultural heritage plays in the sustainability of our society. Our sense of being and identity is dependent on how rich our culture is and how well it is celebrated.”
Mr Beecham also indicated Access Bank’s strong presence in the region with six branches and gave an assurance to the Asantehene of the bank’s continued investment in the region and beyond.
Mr Olatunji thanked the Asantehene for his support of the bank, particularly in the Ashanti Region and pledged that the bank’s sustainability goal was to create a culture of economic, social and environmental responsibility.
He noted that Access Bank would be lending its support to the series of events that would be organised to commemorate the Asantehene's 20th anniversary.
Over the years, Access Bank has demonstrated its continued commitment to influence social, economic and environmental systems beyond making profits and continues to spearhead its sustainability drive through unrivalled investments in education, health, environment, sports and the arts.
The bank is currently one of Ghana’s largest retail banks and is operating one of the largest branch networks in the country.