GTBank awarded “Financial Services Provider of the Year”.

By Sam Edem

Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited has again been recognized for its efforts towards the development of the shipping and maritime sector of the Ghanaian economy with the award of “Financial Services Provider of the Year” at the maiden edition of the Ghana Shippers Awards 2017 held in Accra.

The ceremony which took place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel was a gathering of industry players in the shipping business to celebrate the achievements of local and international companies involved in the growth and development of the shipping sector in Ghana, and the key functions within the industry that promote growth and sustainability.

The maiden edition of the Ghana Shippers Awards was organized by Globe Productions in collaboration with the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), Ministry of Transport and the Ghana Shippers Authority under the theme “Recognizing Achievements in the Shipping Industry”.

Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited, Lekan Sanusi commenting on the award stated that “We appreciate the recognition by Globe Productions. It is always a good thing for our efforts to be recognized by important sectors within the economy, such as the aviation, maritime and now shipping industry”.

“We hope that other sectors will come on board and enjoy the convenient services offered by GTBank, especially in the area of online payments” Mr. Sanusi further remarked.

It would be recalled that in March this year, GTBank was adjudged the “Best Maritime Bank 2017” in recognition of the array of convenient, efficient and reliable products and services suited for players in the maritime and shipping industry.

In a bid to provide the Shipping and Maritime industry with tailored and convenient services, the bank established a dedicated Maritime Team within its Corporate Bank Group that focuses on the industry. The bank also deployed maritime industry focused services and channels, particularly in the area of collections and payments.

In 2016, GTBank as part of efforts to support the shipping and maritime industry in Ghana also partnered with FBN- United Kingdom and Rand Merchant Bank-South Africa to undertake the expansion of the Perpendicular Bulk Unloading Jetty at Tema Port. The total cost of expansion was USD80M out of which GTBank contributed USD20M.

This award is an addition to the many others won by GTBank especially in the area of technology and innovation to provide customers and the general public the ease and convenience of carrying out transactions online without visiting the banking hall.

Source: Business and Financial Times Ghana