The Cape Coast branch of CalBank has been officially opened to help serve people in the community and the entire region.
The opening of the 32nd branch across the country is in line with the bank’s strategic goal of expanding its delivery channels and presence to customers.
Managing Director of CalBank, Philip Owiredu, at the opening of the new branch, said the move forms part of the bank’s Medium-term strategy of providing leveraging innovation and delivery of superior customer service.
He stated that, Calbank prides itself as being an indigenous bank and fully support government, local content and development agenda.
He said the provision of quality products and services was essential for success in marketing, and as a result, “the bank would support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of the local economy as well as promote businesses of women.
With Cape Coast noted known for its trade, general commerce, fisheries business and tourism, Mr Owiredu added, “the bank is excited to build mutually beneficial relationships with the people and support the city’s growth”.
He added that with the state-of-the-art facilities and well-trained staff, customers are guaranteed efficient banking solutions to meet their everyday needs.
The Central Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan pledged her support to the bank and said that she believes the bank is poised to set the pace in the region’s financial industry.
She indicated that, despite the fierce competition in the banking sector, Cal bank should set itself apart by treating customers properly, supporting SME firms, particularly women-owned businesses.
She called on the management of the bank to consider the locals when recruiting staff. ”We are begging you when it comes to time to recruit, do not do all the recruitment from Accra and other parts of the country. We have men and women here who are also capable of working in this institution”, she pleaded.
The Omanhene of Oguaa Osabarima Kwesi Atta II expressed satisfaction at the bank’s decision to open its branch in the region and also promised the bank his unflinching support at all times when the need arises.
He also urged the bank to fulfil its promise of supporting and adapting to the needs of the community.
Story by Kofi Owusu Opabene