Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif has received a cheque sum totalling ¢200,000 from Farid Antar, who serves as the Managing Director of Republic Bank Ghana.
Mr Antar, during the presentation of the cheque, seized the moment as an opportunity to reiterate the commitment of the bank to support the development of sports in the country.
The disclosed amount was handed over to the ministry in support of the Black Stars.
The amount handed over to the Ministry is in response to the clarion call made by President Nana Akufo-Addo for corporate organisations to extend an arm of support to the senior national football team as they step up preparations ahead of Cameroon’s edition of the African Cup of Nations.
Mr Antar revealed that Republic Bank is a major sponsor of cricket and athletics – the two leading sports in the Caribbean.
He also added that the Black Stars serves as a source of national hope and inspiration, with the team playing a huge role in putting a smile on the faces of Ghanaians.
“A win for the Black Stars is not only a win for the country but also a source of joy and happiness for many,” he said.
Between the years 2016 and 2019, the bank, through a three-year sponsorship of Basic and Senior High school athletics, has supported the development of athletics in the country.
And the Managing Director made assurance of the bank’s continuous support to sports and youth development in the country.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the ministry, Hon. Mustapha Ussif was full of gratitude to Republic Bank and promised that the funds will be put to their intended use.
The Director of Finance of the Youth & Sports Ministry, Osman Haruna and the General Manager, Commercial and Retail Banking of Republic Bank, Joseph L. Ashong, were guests present.Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC, a leading Universal Banking Institution in Ghana, is a Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) subsidiary of Trinidad & Tobago.As a one-stop Financial Institution, its services include Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking; Investment Banking; Mortgage Banking and Micro Finance.Corporate Social Responsibility continues to be the bedrock of the Bank. Through their social investment initiative – the Power to Make a Difference, the bank has formed useful connections within communities to safeguard the welfare and ensure the sustainable success of communities.