Ejisu-Ash — THE GHANA Commercial Bank (GCB) has since this week, Tuesday, relocated to new premises at Ejisu in Ashanti Region, after doing business in the locality for 48 years.
The move is part of expansion programme by the bank, to meet modern banking needs which require more spacious environment
Mr. Kojo Addae-Mensah, Chief Operating Officer of GCB said following the resolve of the bank to move ahead to recapture its number one position in the banking industry, GCB would need to operate in modern banking halls and with better ambiance.
The Chief Operating Officer said management was also working at increasing the bank's point of sales towards making it the largest and well performing bank.
Mr. Addae-Mensah said with the advent of the aggressive technology, GCB was providing the Internet banking platform for its customers and did not need to physically enter the banking halls to transact business and urged customers to take advantage of its IT systems, because they were reliable.
He reiterated that the relocation did not mean the shrinking of the bank's network, assuring that there are no plans to close down any of its branches, except cases of non-profitability, which situation would not be prudent business decision to maintain. He explained that it was a convenient and conducive environment for customers and the bank's bid to provide safer and better service for its customers.
According to him, the GCB would soon open its 158th branch in the country at Abeka-Lapaz, in Accra, and that work on the relocation of its Sefwi Wiawso branch has started, while plans are afoot to relocate the Sogakopfe branch in the Volta region. He also announced that the GCB is considering establishing an agency at Asiama in the Western region.
Mr. George Ackorful, Area Manager of the bank, acknowledged the huge transformation the bank undertaking and urged customers to let the transformation reflect in their dealings with the bank.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kojo Addae-Mensah has expressed GCB's heartfelt appreciation to the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly for the use of its premises for banking transactions since 1964 until the relocation last Tuesday.