THE ROYAL BANK COMMISSIONS 19 BOREHOLES IN THE UPPER EAST REGION
The Royal Bank Foundation has commissioned 19 boreholes in 17 communities in the Upper East Region as part of its Water for Life project. The beneficiary communities are spread across the Kassena-Nankana Municipality, the Kassena-Nankana West District, the Builsa North District, the Bawku West District and the Nabdam District.
Speaking at a symbolic event to commission the boreholes at Katiou, in the Kassena-Nankana West District, Dr. K. K. Sarpong who is also the Board Chairman of The Royal Bank told a crowd of community members, traditional figures and guests at the event that, all that The Royal Bank is doing today, “is giving back to the communities,”, the key reason, why The Royal Bank Foundation was formed. The Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of the Bank. At its formation, the Founder, Dr Adamu Iddrissu, urged the Foundation to ‘go out there and provide water for our communities, and make sure, that every year, you sink at least sixty boreholes, and when the bank really grows you can do more’.
The District Chief Executive for Kassena-Nankana West, George Nonterah, stated at the commissioning, that The Royal Bank Foundation has helped to supplement the efforts of the District Assembly. He noted, there were so many applications for water on his table, and expressed their appreciation to The Royal Bank Foundation, for easing the pressure.
The Chairman of The Royal Bank Foundation, Rev. Faustell Asogba Cofie, in his opening remarks highlighted a number of areas in which the Foundation operates. These include: health, sanitation and water; support for education, culture and sports. The Foundation’s Water for Life Project was established to provide potable water in deprived communities with the objective of helping to counter hazards encountered by residents, particularly women and children, during their search for water. The Foundation supports persons with disabilities to be gainfully employed and also offers support to special needs of children. It also undertakes campaigns for mental wellbeing, general health awareness and maternal health.
Among the key figures present at the event were Dr Adamu Iddrissu – Founder of the Bank, Managing Director and CEO - Robert Kow Bentil, David Okyere Nyarkoh - Member of the Board of Trustees, Dr Kwame Baah- Nuakoh Director of Operations of The Royal Bank Foundation, Alhaji Abdoul Zakou Adamou - Board Member of The Royal Bank, Alhaji Abdul Mumuni Adamu - Member of the Board of Trustees, TRB Foundation.
The Chief of Katiou - Pe Mutala-Ayikode Zangwio Atoge IV, together with a number of traditional authorities were also present at the commissioning ceremony at Katiou. The beneficiary communities are Begwebia, Namolo, Kusingu, Janania, Yagnania, Gana, Pinda, Gwenia, Katiuo, Paga Badunu, Paga Zenga, Kongo, Sakom, Timonde, Kalibiisa-Yipaala, Kanaasa-Kori, Weaga (Yisobsa Gutta)