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UMB marks 45th anniversary celebration with gala

By Iddi
Yire, GNA

Accra, July 30, GNA – To commemorate over four
decades of its existence and a proud history of banking excellence, UMB, one of
Ghana’s leading financial institutions held its 45th anniversary celebration
gala.

The special 45th anniversary
celebration gala was held in honour of UMB’s customers and stakeholders to show
UMB’s appreciation to them for supporting the bank since it first opened its
doors for business in 1972.

The festive evening included special guest,
former President Jerry John Rawlings and other notable dignitaries such as the
Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyerematen; the Minister of
Information, Mr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid; and the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Francis
Asenso-Boakye.

The rest are former Governor of the Bank of
Ghana, Dr Henry Akpenamawu Kofi Wampah; Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III, La Mantse;
and the acting head of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Dodoo Nsaki II,
Otublohum Mantse.

The evening highlights included performances
by Steve Bedi, Kwabena Kwabena, the Abibigoromma Dancers and the premiere of a
documentary showcasing UMB’s achievements and future strategy.

In her welcome remarks, UMB Board Chairperson,
Mrs Elizabeth Zormelo, stated that “As we celebrate our 45th anniversary,
we acknowledge what we have achieved thus far, but we are also looking forward
to the future.  Like our founders, our
vision for the future of UMB is ambitious and it is bold.”

She also expressed gratitude to the customers
of UMB for contributing to the success of the bank.

The Chief Executive Officer of UMB, Mr John
Awuah, addressed the guests in attendance by acknowledging the contributions of
former UMB executive leaders such as the first Managing Director of UMB, Mr
George Hammond. He also outlined the importance of UMB to the corporate and
private sector of Ghana.

“When you review our 45 year history and
indeed link it to the growth of the corporate and private sector, you will
realize the significant contribution that this bank has made to many businesses
in Ghana,” he said.

“By virtue of being the only bank
dedicated to serving the corporate and private sector, our objective was to
help drive economic growth through helping all categories of businesses,”
he added.

Mr Awuah also thanked the customers of UMB and
reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to exceeding their expectations through
innovation and exceptional customer service.

The colourful event was truly a night of
celebration and many guests were happy to join in the festivities to mark the
significance of the occasion.

UMB is a full-service financial institution
specializing in customized banking products and services.

It opened on March 15, 1972 and is a leading
Ghanaian indigenous bank with considerable financial expertise.

UMB is recognized for its entrepreneurial
approach, innovative use of technology, and distinctive banking solutions.

It currently has 31 branches, two UMB Centre
for Businesses, one Public Private Partnership (PPP) Incubator Centre and a
vast network of ATMs.

GNA

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