GCB Bank Limited on Thursday donated 2000 copies of books valued at GH₵ 40, 000 to Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) towards the benefit of school children.
Mr Samuel Sarpong, Chief Operating Officer, GCB Bank Limited who presented the books to Mr Kwame Tenkorang, Executive Director of Ghana Library Authority and Mr Guy Amarteifio, Greater Accra Regional Librarian, at the 2015 International Children’s Book Day Celebration (ICBD) in Accra.
He said the donation formed part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
“Between 2012 and 2014 GCB Bank Limited spent a total of GH₵ 4 million on corporate social responsibility and education is an integral part of the Bank’s CSR programme.
“Our donation of 2000 books valued at GH₵ 40, 000.00 to the Ghana Library Authority is another gesture of the healthy relationship between GCB and the Authority the benefit of school children and the reading public,” he said.
Mr Sarpong noted that the Bank funded the publication of a book titled: “Anansesem-Adventures,” of Kweku Ananse authored by Abyna Ansaha Adjei and published by Frangipani Books Limited.
“In December 2013, GCB handed over an ultra-modern five-unit classroom facility constructed by the Bank at a cost of GH₵ 40, 000 to the Fawoman D/A Primary School at Fawoman in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region.”
“In 2012, GCB presented a total amount of GH₵ 2. 103 million to the University of Energy and Natural Resources, University of Health and Allied Sciences, to support the expansion of infrastructural development of these institutions,” he said.
Mr Sarpong also announced that the Bank is currently constructing a classroom block for the Bomaa Roman Catholic Junior High School in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Receiving the books, Mr Guy Amarteifio thanked GCB Bank Limited for the support, commended the Bank for the donation.
“The Ghana Library Authority will distribute the books to libraries and schools across the country,” he said
Mr Amarteifio therefore appealed to other corporate organisations to emulate the kind gesture of GCB Bank Limited to help promote better reading standards among students and children. GNA