BoG Boss pays condolence visit to Ga Mantse
Governor of the Bank of Ghana,(BOG), accompanied by his Board members and other senior officials of the Central Bank, yesterday paid a sympathy call on the Ga Mantse and members of the Ga Traditional Council at the Kaneshie Palace to join all Ga Dangmes in mourning the loss of the graceful and adorable Queen mother, Naa Dedei Omaedru III at a solemn but colorful event.
Speakingat the ceremony, he recalled the selfless devotion of her life to public and voluntary service to Ghanaians in general, especially her championing important issues crucial to peace, education and opportunities for young people.He described her as an example of remarkable leadership of a Queen mother, worthy of emulation.
Hecited the late Queen’s donations to the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled as one example of her generosity to the vulnerable in our society.
Governor also referred to the Bank’s close relationship with the Ga Paramount stool over the years since the Abj is situated on Ga land. The forms of support included financial assistance for educational funds of Ga Mantses as well as Kinka Blonyas organized annually for orphans and deprived children in the Greater Accra Region at Christmas time.
He further revealed that a 3- Storey 18- unit classroom block for the Independence Avenue cluster of schools located in the catchment area of Accra, an iconic project that is closely associated to the country’s independence that deteriorated to an extent that it became a danger to the lives of students, had to be completely rebuilt by the Bank and hopefully , the project would be commissioned before the end of this year. The delegation made customary donation of cash and drinks before departure.
His Majesty, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II conveyed deepest gratitude to the delegation and said the invaluable support given to successive Ga Mantses over the years showed the Bank’s deep understanding of the symbiotic relations between the Stool and the Bank which has not been well understood by many Corporate bodies who are making money on Ga Lands.
Headvised other entities to learn from the Bank’s concrete assistance stemming form their own Corporate Social Responsibilities.
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