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BOLGATANGA: Unibank Donates Pickup Vehicle to Bolga Poly (SEE PHOTOS)

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Unibank, a private commercial bank has donated a Nissan Hardbody Pickup Vehicle to the Bolgatanga Polytechnic as part of its corporate social responsibilities and also to strengthen the already existing working relationship between the bank and the polytechnic.

The bank is solely Ghanaian owned and currently the third largest bank operating in Ghana after almost 14 years of its existence in the banking industry.

Unibank donates pickup vehicle to Bolga Poly
Unibank donates pickup vehicle to Bolga Poly

Speaking at a short ceremony on Tuesday to present the vehicle to the polytechnic, Bolgatanga branch manager of Unibank Lucas Yelabeyani Yirezeme said his outfit has had a fruitful working relationship with the Bolgatanga polytechnic for the past two years. He explained the working relationship with the institution which covers fee collection on campus plus other incentives which have brought so much relief to students especially during fee paying periods.

“As a Ghanaian bank and since our relationship with Bolga polytechnic, we have been doing fee collection and what we do is to plant a Teller on campus to do the fee collection and this for the past two years has eased a lot of stress on students where they have to go to the bank, join queue and pay their fees,” he said.

According to him, the donation of the pickup vehicle is in fulfilment of its corporate social responsibilities and also a gesture to further strengthen the already existing synergy with the polytechnic. He noted that the bank has in the past supported other institutions in the Upper East region since it commenced operations including support to Afrikids and the Ghana Health Service.

Mr. Yelabeyani appealed to the polytechnic to increase the volume of its transactions with the bank.

Unibank donates pickup vehicle to Bolga Poly
Unibank donates pickup vehicle to Bolga Poly

An obviously elated Rector of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic Dr. Mba Atinga explained that the polytechnic had a desperate transportation challenge and hence his decision to approach the Unibank for support in March 2016 and after a promise by management to offer a vehicle to the school, the promise has been fulfilled barely two months afterwards.

He described the gesture as a tribute to the relationship with the bank and intimated that the synergy would grow stronger.

The Nissan Hardbody Pickup was purchased at an amount of GH¢ 100,000.

Unibank Branch to Open in Bawku and Paga

Speaking to a1radioonline.com on the sidelines of the donation ceremony, Bolgatanga branch manager of Unibank Lucas Yelabeyani Yirezemi disclosed that plans are in the offing to set up two branches in other parts of the region specifically in Bawku and Paga.

He added that the bank has an  appreciable number of customers especially from the Bawku area but that is challenged by the long distance customers have to commute to Bolgatanga to access their banking services and so the need to set up a branch in that area soon.

“The feasibility studies have already been done and I’m hoping that by the third quarter of this year definitely we would start doing some work in Bawku. We also have plans to go to Paga to be able to serve that stretch of our customers.”

By: Azongo Albert | A1RADIOONLINE.com | GHANA


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