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Message from the CEO

03 Mar, 2017

Dear Business Partners,

Sixty (60) years ago, the Founding Fathers of our nation, took the bold decision of charting a new path for our dear country. On the eve of independence, Ghana was the beacon of hope and possibility for the rest of Africa. Our journey to self-fulfilment as a nation has not always been smooth, but we cannot deny the fact that Ghana’s leadership in Africa has grown over the years.  We are a peaceful nation with brilliant minds and our future is bright. As we celebrate sixty (60) years of independence I urge all of us to rededicate ourselves to making our nation great.

In this direction, UMB has partnered with the Ghana: 60 Years on Committee by sponsoring the Jubilee Innovation Challenge. This is a competition for 18 to 35 year olds and it seeks to challenge Ghanaian youth to develop apps that can be used effectively in areas such as health, science, education, transportation, land management, poverty alleviation and industry. The competition will last from February 22, 2017 to May 19, 2017 with an awards ceremony to be held on July 19, 2017 to reward the winners.

I had the honour of speaking at the launch of this important competition and UMB presented a cheque of GHs 100,000 as the prize money for the ultimate winner of the Jubilee Innovation Challenge. We are very proud of this partnership and I encourage the youth of our country to actively participate in this competition. For further enquiries, please call 050 938 7987.

This month, we will also honour one of our most important partnerships – the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Distinction Awards 2017. At this event, I will present a full scholarship to the best performing student at the 2016 WASSCE Examinations. Over the past three years, our partnership with WAEC has enabled us to support some brilliant, but needy students. I have also been personally impressed with the fact that in the past three years, Ghanaian students have emerged as the best performing students in the entire West African sub region. Once the UMB Foundation is fully operational, we will expand our support to the youth especially in the areas of education and innovation.

Let me end with this, Ghana is our beloved country and we must all protect the peace of our nation. If we each commit to placing the interests of our nation first we will help to transform our country.

I wish you all a Happy 60th Independence Day celebration.

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