Bawumia inaugurates GCB Bank’s first North East Region branch in Nalerigu

Bawumia opening GCB bank branch at Nalerigu
Bawumia opening GCB bank branch at Nalerigu

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has opened the first North East Region branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB-Bank) in Nalerigu, capital of the newly-created North East Region.

The opening of the bank, marked an historic moment in Nalerigu, as the fast-developing northern town also got its first ever bank.

The branch is also GCB Bank’s 185th branch in the country.

Speaking at the commissioning of the bank in Nalerigu on Tuesday June 14, Vice President Bawumia said the historic opening of the GCB Bank in Nalerigu is one of the direct benefits of creating the new region by the government of President Akufo-Addo.

Dr. Bawumia, who expressed delight at the opening of the bank, said one of the governance vehicles the Akufo-Addo government has deployed to ensure inclusive development for all, regardless of location is decentralisation, adding that the creation of six new regions is accelerating and expanding development to communities, such as the historic opening of a bank in Nalerigu. 

“This singular initiative to create six new administrative regions, including the North East region, has not only expanded development but also created a new sense of nationalism and inclusivity,” Dr. Bawumia said.

“In the North East region for example, we have seen how the creation of the new regions has brought a renewed focus, and many developmental projects are being executed in the region.’

“The establishment of the first branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank in the North East Region is one of such developments that decentralization brings,” he stressed.

Dr. Bawumia noted that a well functioning financial system, like the GCB, is fundamental to a modern economy, noting that the opening of the bank in Nalerigu will boost economic activities, as it will offer financial solutions to petty traders and farmers within Nalerigu and surrounding communities.

“They (banks) allocate funds from savers to borrowers to maintain the pulse of our economy. If banks fail to perform, the economic consequences are far-reaching and severe. When they succeed, the opportunities are endless.”

“From today, the petty trader and small holder farmer in Nalerigu and its catchment communities will have access to a range of financial solutions because GCB is here.”

The Vice President commended GCB for their decision to establish a branch in Nalerigu, and he also urged them to consider opening branches in districts without banks in the country.

On behalf of the President and the Government, Dr. Bawumia also congratulated the Board, Management and Staff of GCB Bank on the bank’s 69th anniversary.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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