May 14, 2013, 10:02 AM
As part of their cooperate social responsibility, Guaranty Trust Bank recently presented a cheque for D500,000 to the Gambia Police Force at a ceremony held at the Police Headquarters in Banjul.
The presentation was graced by the senior police officers and officials of GTBank.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Managing Director of GTBank, Femi Omotoso, said the donation was significant to them as a bank because it has happened at a time the bank has clocked a decade of existence in The Gambia while providing first-class, innovative and tailor-made products and services to the Gambian society.
“Over the years we have enjoyed the confidence of our invaluable customers and played a lead role in the banking industry in The Gambia,” he said.
He says supporting the police force is a way of contributing to the maintenance of peace and security and they are so happy to give a helping hand to the Police Band unit in particular.
“This is one of our contributions to the Government’s quest for the attainment of quality and standard health care in the country,” MD Omotoso said, adding: “We hope that upon completion of the refurbishment, GTBank’s intervention will give a facelift to this health facility.”
He also congratulated on behalf of his board, management and staff the GPF for their “immense contributions” to seeking lasting peace and stability in countries affected by conflicts around the world.
Speaking earlier, Police IGP Yankuba Sonko said the Gambia Police Force has been partnering with GTBank for some time now.
“I would like to once again register our sincere appreciation to GTBank for their unflinching support to carrying on business in a peaceful environment. I pray that the GTBank-GPF partnership continues to go from strength to strength,” he said.