GCB Bank PLC on Sunday, 15th January 2023, organized a special Thanksgiving Service at the Forecourt of the Head Office in Accra as part of activities lined up to commemorate the Bank’s 70th anniversary. This follows a special Islamic Thanksgiving Service organized on Friday, 13th January at the Central Mosque.
Mr. Eric Coffie, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer, explained that the Thanksgiving Service is to thank The Almighty God for his mercies and continued blessings over the course of the Bank’s 70 years of operations.
In his address, the Managing Director of GCB Bank PLC, Mr Kofi Adomakoh, thanked the Board, Management Team and the rank and file for their collective contribution to the Bank’s continued success.
He reserved special praise for previous leaders and workers whose efforts laid the foundations for the Bank’s present position as a market leader. He also acknowledged the steadfast loyalty of the Bank’s customers, stressing that “it is the reason we are celebrating 70 years”.
Mr Adomakoh touched on the Bank’s commitment to even greater success and impact in the future.”It is important that we constantly evolve and understand our environment. Therefore, we will continue investing in our people, processes, and systems. This commitment will drive our ability to provide our customers with a pleasurable experience,” he added.
Very Rev. Professor J.K Asamoah-Gyadu, President of the Trinity Theological Seminary who delivered the sermon, re-iterated the need to have the spirit of thanksgiving and congratulated the Bank for organizing such an important event to commemorate its 70th anniversary.
He called for strong protection of the GCB brand and stated that the Eagle which is the symbol of the Bank, is a strong and powerful bird, with traits such as longevity, good vision, the ability to fly very high among others. However, a trait which is less spoken of, is the eagle’s power of renewal.
He also cautioned staff about behaviours that might bring their names and that of the Bank into disrepute.
Mr. Theophilus Aryee, Chief Risk Officer was the officiant of the service. The event also witnessed musical performances by the renowned Harmonious Chorale and Joyful Way Incorporated.
Mr Anthony Sowah, Cape Coast Regional Manager, led the first bible reading, while Mr Happy Timpo, Credit Administration Officer, and Ms Naomi Idun-Baidoo, Operations Officer, Derby Avenue Branch, led the second and third bible readings respectively.
The event was well attended by the past Managing Directors of the Bank, Mrs Helen Lokko, Mrs Obeng Ansong and Mr A. A Tannor and over 800 people made up of management, employees from across all the zones and other stakeholders.