The Unibank Limited Company has donated a brand new pick-up truck vehicle, valued at GH¢ 100,000, to the Bolgatanga Polytechnic in the Upper East Region to help ease the transportation problem of the School.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Atinga Mba, commended the Bank for its quick response to the appeal of the School, saying the donation would help deepen the relationship between the Polytechnic and the Bank.
“On behalf of the management of the Polytechnic I will like to express my deepest appreciation to the entire management of the Bank, particularly, Dr Kwabena Duffuor Jnr, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Bank, for the swift manner in which they responded to our demand,” the Rector said.
“We hope that this relationship will continue to grow bigger and bigger”.
The Chairman of the Polytechnic, Mr Donald Adabre, said the Polytechnic had over the years dealt with other financial institutions in the Region, but it had never received that kind of support and urged other corporate bodies to support the School, which was one of the youngest Polytechnics in the country to grow.
He said supporting the Polytechnic to grow would not only reflect on the growth of the Region but the entire nation because majority of the students were from the other parts of the country.
The Regional Branch Manager of the Bank, Mr Lucas Yelabeyani Yirezeme, said the donation was just a humble beginning with the Polytechnic, and urged the Management of the School to expand its business with the Bank so as to continue to enjoy more support.
He said the Bank intended expanding to the Bawku Municipal, the Kassena Nankana West District in the Region and also to the Upper West Region.
The financial institution started operating in Ghana in 2001 and in the Upper East Region in 2013. It has 45 branches throughout the country.