Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) over the weekend held a thanksgiving service at its Airport City Office as part of activities to climax its 45th Anniversary celebration.
The event, presided by Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante, the immediate past Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, was attended by dignitaries such as Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei Asare; First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Ghana, Hiroki Yamashita; Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III, La Mantse; Nanahemaa Adjoa Awindor, Development Queenmother of Afigya-Kwabre District and Nana Agyapomaa II, Kontihemaa of Assin Ngresi.
Other guests included customers of UMB, shareholders, UMB board members, UMB Foundation members and UMB staff.
The event was a moving and emotional one, as all in attendance gave thanks to the Lord Almighty for making UMB one of the leading banks in Ghana.
Elizabeth Zormelo, Board Chairperson of UMB welcomed guests, most notably its loyal customers, that have helped the bank to reach the milestone of 45 years of banking excellence.
The CEO John Awuah noted that recent developments in the banking sector rightly demonstrated the daunting challenges that banks in Ghana faced daily.
He said: “On this day, we cannot help but express our profound gratitude to God. We give thanks and praise to the Lord for giving us the capacity and the wherewithal to thrive in this competitive industry. Indeed, we continue to succeed due to God’s many blessings and thanks to the Lord Almighty we are a strong bank, both spiritually and financially.”
Earlier on Friday, officials of the bank paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu as part of the celebrations.
Mr. Awuah said that on the occasion of UMB’s 45th anniversary, the visit was to strengthen the bond between UMB and the Muslim community, as well as show appreciation and gratitude for their tremendous support over the years.
The delegation to the National Chief Imam was led by the CEO.
A business desk report