GTBank officials visit Observer
Thursday, February 28, 2008
A delegation of three top brass officials from the Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank), The Gambia Ltd, on 22 February paid a courtesy call on the Daily Observer Company Ltd in Bakau.
The bank officials comprised Mama Fatima Singhateh, company secretary and legal adviser, Babou Gai, corporate officer, and Mr Tijan Conteh, head of public sector group.
The group was received on arrival by Mr Andrew Dacosta, the Deputy Managing Director, on behalf of Mr Dida Halake, Managing Director and Editor-in-chief of the Daily Observer Company Ltd.
The visit was part of efforts meant to strengthen the already existing cordial relationship between the two institutions.
It was also meant to introduce the Bank's newly appointed corporate affairs officer and to present a small parcel of gift to the Daily Observer, in recognition of their invaluable contribution towards national development, especially their relationship with GT Bank,The Gambia Ltd, among others, said Mama Fatima Singhateh.
Tejan Conteh, head of public sector group, spoke at length on the bank's aims and objectives. "We are taking the banking level to an extra mile and we as well value our customers very much," he said.
Babou Gai, corporate officer, briefed the Daily Observer deputy managing director on the bank's adoption of a family house at the SOS children's village in Bakoteh. According to him, the adopted family house cost $8,500 per year which is inclusive of expenses such as paintings, feeding and clothing of the children as well as school fees, among others.
"This gesture is part of the bank's social responsibilities," he said.
For his part, Andrew Dacosta, DMD of the Daily Observer, assured the bank officials of his company's readiness to work with them at all time.
He spoke at length on what he called the long-standing relationship between the two institutions, touching on many facets of corporate relationship and other aspects of life.
He took the visiting officials on a conducted tour of the various departments of the Daily Observer to expose them to the operations of the country's leading newspaper company.
Author: by Sanna Jawara