The management of GCB Bank Limited, at the weekend, paid a courtesy call on the overlord of the Dagbon kingdom, Ya Na Abukari II, at his palace in Yendi in the Northern Region.
The visit, led by the Managing Director of the bank, Mr Kofi Adomakoh, formed part of his familiarisation tour of the region.
The MD was accompanied by two Board members of the bank, Mr Osman Ayuba and Alhaji Alhassan Yakubu and the Deputy Managing Director, Operations, Mr Emmanuel Odartey Lamptey.
The MD donated funds including GHS30,000 to the Dagbon Development Fund (DDF) as a contribution to the development of the traditional area.
Mr Adomakoh and his entourage earlier interacted with selected customers of the Bank and visited branches of GCB.
Speaking at the palace, Mr Adomakoh explained that it was prudent to pay homage to the King because GCB has a heavy presence in Dagbon and other parts of the Northern Region.
“We are committed to supporting the growth and development of the youth and commercial activities of this country including the Dagbon area,” he said.
The Ya-Na Abukari II on his part expressed appreciation to the Board, Management and Staff of GCB for the gesture saying this would strengthen the relationship between the Bank and the chiefs and people of the traditional area.
He commended the MD and decorated him with a colourful traditional smock adding that the donation was in line to set up the DDF to accelerate the socio-economic development of the area.
The Ya Na urged other individuals and corporate institutions to emulate the gesture of GCB for the implementation of projects to speed up the development of the area.
Mr John Adamah, Head of Retail Banking, Alhaji Muniru Muktar, Head of Customer Service, Alhaji Mohammed Mipo, Tamale Regional Manager, Mr Leslie Ampofo, Head of Private Banking, Mr Kojo Kwarteng, Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kofi Osei-Asibey, Business Manager, Mr Oldman Alhassan, Operations Manager of Tamale Aboabo Branch, GCB also accompanied the MD to the palace.