Overload of Mamprugu Kingdom, Nayiri, Naa Bohugu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga, has tasked Ghanaians, including those in authority, to ensure that GN Bank, an indigenous bank, is helped back on its feet.
Likening the bank to a hospital that sees to the needs of a variety of people across the country, he said: “I will liken the bank [GN Bank] to a hospital where many people go with all kinds of ailments and are made whole.”
He said that the main reason Ghanaians cannot let GN Bank go down was its enviable record of having footnotes in every district where the so-called big banks were unwilling.
According to Naa Sheriga, the people of Nalerigu have benefitted enormous from the quality services of GN Bank since its arrival in the community
“GN Bank has been here with us and has ensured that many of our people traveling to do business in other places do not have to carry cash because they know there will be GN Bank where they are going. This means, the bank has become a national treasure that must be kept at all cost because any problem the bank goes through directly affects business in the country,” he urged.
For his part, the Board Chairman of GN Bank, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, thanked Naa Mahami and the people of the Northern Region, especially those in Nalerigu.
He was particularly excited that the people of Nalerigu had accepted GN Bank and were doing business with them.
He, however, urged them not to panic but rather ensure that their utterances strengthen local banks that were the backbone of the Ghanaian economy.
“Whenever I come to Nalerigu I get excited. This is because your town is one of the first in the region and you did not just accept us here but you agreed to do business with us and everything was going on well until the collapse of the seven indigenous banks. But I can assure you that when other banks go down that doesn’t mean everyone else is going down. So I am appealing to you to continue doing business as we were already and I can assure you that everything will soon be back to normal,” he said.
Story: Business DESK