CalBank PLC has opened its 35th branch on the commercial street of Bolgatanga, the Upper East regional capital. The opening of the branch is expected to bring banking services and products closer to the doorsteps of residents of the region.
The Managing Director of CalBank PLC, Philip Owiredu, said the bank is poised to bring first-class banking services to its customers in the region. Mr. Owiredu said the mandate of the bank is to support the local economy, irrespective of the nature of the business.
“We have products for pharmaceuticals, schools, and platforms that institutions can use to effectively manage their businesses. So CalBank is here to work with the public to ensure that at the end of the day, the economy of Bolga and the region as a whole is improved”
While promising a mutual relationship, Mr. Owiredu assured customers and prospective customers of the safety of their finances when they bank with CalBank.
Mr. Owiredu was speaking during a ceremony to officially open the Bolgatanga branch. He reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to aid Ghana in attaining some of the Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality, quality education, affordable energy, and clean energy by 2030.
Peter Fordjor, the Group Head, Consumer and Retail Banking of CalBank PLC mentioned 3 key points; agent banking, mobile banking, and a specialised unit that handles women’s businesses as being topnotch of CalBank among any bank in the country.
“Agent banking means that CalBank is providing certain tools to customers in the comfort of their homes, shops, and businesses. Again, CalBank is among the few banks in Ghana where we have a specialised unit that handles women’s businesses”, he stated.
The Upper East Regional Manager of the bank, Ibrahim Fuseini said the bank will ensure that customer relations are prioritised, “because, at CalBank, the tabletop businesswoman and those with the formal sector are catered for”.
He assured customers of robust digital and security protection for their finances.
Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Rex Asanga, said the government would continue to create a conducive environment for the banking sector to flourish. Mr. Asanga, who was speaking on behalf of the Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, commended the bank for complementing the government’s employment generation efforts by creating job opportunities for the teeming youth of the region and beyond.
As part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility, the management and staff of CalBank PLC donated consumables to the Upper East Regional Hospital immediately after the opening of the bank in Bolgatanga. The gesture seeks to improve health delivery.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Bolgatanga|Ghana