Development Bank of Ghana (DBG), a financial development institution owned by the government has celebrated its first anniversary to mark exactly a year since the new development bank gained its license from the Central Bank Of Ghana to carry out its banking operations.
DBG to commemorate its anniversary, initiated the ceremony with a thanksgiving service and appealed to its staff and partners not to put an end to their good work as the bank aims for a greater success.
The ceremony was graced by the leadership and staff of the Bank, Managing Directors and other representatives of their partner institutions including Kreditanstalt Für Wiederaufbau (KfW), Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), CalBank, Access Bank, Ghana Incentive-based Risk-sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL), Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and Fidelity Bank.
Rt. Rev. Fr. Anthony Afriyie-Amponsah, of the University of Ghana, during the thanksgiving delivered a message on the need for each member of staff to be a part of achieving the bank’s vision and mission. He called for teamwork, discipline and appreciation for the efforts made and results achieved by staff.
According to Rt. Rev. Fr. Anthony Afriyie-Amponsah, each member contributing significantly towards the bank’s goal will be the best way of achieving the bank’s dream since one person alone cannot single handedly lead the bank to the top. He challenged the staff and partners of the Bank to work together in unity, focus on delivering DBG’s agenda and prayed for God’s guidance for the Bank’s leadership.
Achievement of Development Bank Of Ghana
DBG in its first year of banking operation was able to achieve its role of being a catalyst for the growth of the private sector, specifically Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The Bank achieved the role by means of establishing the vital internal governance structures, forming partnerships with several financial and non-financial institutions and releasing GH₵ 245 million through its partners for the funding of SMEs.
DBG’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kwamina Duker expressed his gratitude to the partners of the bank for their commitment and as well congratulated the staff of the bank for a successful first year and hard work. Not limited to that, he urged the staff and partners of the bank to collaboratively work as one towards achieving the goals of the bank.
“We are filled with hope and positivity for the years ahead but once again I would like to say that success can only be possible if we work together and remain committed to doing it differently. Let us win together with God on our side.”Mr. Kwamina Duker, DBG’s Chief Executive Officer.
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