Universal Merchant Bank Ghana (UMB), one of Ghana’s leading indigenous banks, today donated 30 high-end computers to the Suhyen ICT Center in a brief but colorful ceremony here in Accra.
The Bank made this presentation as part of its customer initiatives to celebrate 50 years of UMBe anniversary.
The Bank, founded in 1972 as a political bank by the State, dedicated its jubilee to its customers. Suhyen, an important city in the traditional New Juaben region, is the birthplace of Dr. Nana Michael Addo, CEO and Founder of the Mikaddo Group of Companies.
Dr. Addo, through his Mikaddo Foundation, built the ICT center for the community. UMB responded to Dr. Addo’s call for support by donating 30 computers, in appreciation for Dr. Addo’s banking pedigree with UMB for 38 years.
In his remarks at the event, UMB’s Managing Director said, “It is a great pride for UMB to support one of our star customers, Mikaddo Holdings, today with this modest grant of 30 computers. . We have dedicated all our activities this year to our customers on the occasion of our 50e , and it is a mark of appreciation to Dr Addo, for keeping the faith with us since 1985. The fact that Dr Addo approached us for this grant, not for himself, but for Suhyen, we pushed to support us quickly. His selflessness is indeed noble and visionary, as it is essential to perfect our youth and young people with digital solutions.
Dr. Nana Michael Addo said in his response, “UMB has been my number one financial solutions provider and advisor since 1985. They have helped me grow from a micro business to a big business. I had no doubts about their support as I can attest to their love for Ghana as after all it is a Ghanaian bank. I also knew they would support this digital agenda as they are paving the way for digital banking here in Ghana. I use their mobile app -SPEEDAPP and internet banking – SPEEDMAX and I can say that these digital platforms allow me to bank anywhere anytime. With these computers, young people in Suhyen will be able to tap into the new industries of our time, all of which require computer and digital literacy. I can’t wait for the young Ghanaian to be left behind in this digital age. We all need to come together to ensure our young people are fit for the future with computer skills. »
The handover ceremony was supported by a high-level delegation from UMB including Nana Dwemoh Benneh, the Executive Director; Ms. Belinda Boamah, Executive Director; Felix Awuku, Executive Director and Mr. Rexford Darko, Chief Information Officer. The donation was received on behalf of Suhyen ICT Community Center by Dr. Nana Michael Addo, his wife Mrs. Ernestina Serwah Addo, Mrs. Ama Addo Agyekum COO of Mikaddo Holdings, Richard Addo Executive Secretary of Mikaddo Holdings and other senior executives by Mikaddo. .
It is expected that all 30 computers will be fully installed in Suhyen by the end of August 2022.