Lekan Sanusi, MD, GT Bank Ghana
Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited has once again been adjudged the “Financial Services Provider of the Year” for its efforts towards the development of the shipping and maritime sector of the Ghanaian economy.
This was at the maiden edition of the Ghana Shippers Awards 2017 held in Accra recently.
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, ‘Recognising 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 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 August 2016, the bank was endorsed as the convenient and most reliable aviation online payments and collections partner at the National Aviation Awards ceremony after winning the ‘Aviation Online Payment’ award.
In 2016, GTBank, as part of efforts to support the shipping and maritime industry in Ghana also partnered 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 other awards won by GTBank, especially in the area of technology and innovation to provide customers and the general public with the ease and convenience of carrying out transactions online without visiting the banking hall.