Guarantee Trust Bank has donated a 10 KVA generator set to the newly commissioned Sierra Leone Police Wives Association Vocational and Training Institute.
The donation which took place on Monday 11 November, 2019 at the institute is part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
The vocational and Training Institute was built by the Sierra Leone Police Wives Association as part of their corporate social responsibility. The building was opened on Monday 4th November 2019 by President Maada Bio.
GTBank Managing Director Ade Adebiyi described the donation as a token and a contribution from the Bank as part of the Bank Corporate Social Responsibility which boarders on four pillars.
He further described it as a key social responsibility for them because they are focusing on Community Development, Health, Education and Agriculture.
MD Adebiyi went on to say the generator was going to be used to assist the project to complement the erratic power supply in the city.
“With this generator, this institute project will always have power any time they need it. The generator will provide 24 hours power for students who attend classes from day to day.”
He in any environment a responsible organisation operates they should give back to that society,
“…giving back to that society in all forms, education, community development, which will show your organisation as a responsible one and that is what we are doing here. We believe this donation will help promote the objective of this organisation.”
The MD said they hoped it would be a continuous one and also prayed for them to be in a position to generate profit to make more donations.
“As we continue to operate in this environment, we will continue to support project such as this. What we need to do is to continue to be in a position to support such project. Please keep us in your prayer for us to continue to do more.”
He disclosed that GTBank has done quite a lot for education.
GTBank Head of Corporate Affairs Arthur B. Kallon disclosed that the Bank receives over 50 requests on average bases, everybody asking for different thing but they gave the premium treatment to the deserved institute.
He continued to say the Bank prided itself in associating with that particular association as they can only hope for the better.
He concluded by saying he sees prospect at the end of that relationship and they want to associate themselves on every activity of the association.
Sierra Leone Police Wives Association President, Mrs. Olga Maria Moigbe thanked the Bank on behalf of the association. She said she was ashamed of the other banks as none of them came to their aid when after several letters and follow-ups only GTBank did.
“Considering the electrical situation in the country, if you don’t have a generator you will stalked. This will go a long way for us. GTBank is the only bank that has sponsored us. We really appreciate what you have done for us.”
GTBank first assisted the association with cements for the construction of the institute and the administrative blocks.