Absa Bank Ghana has officially commissioned the construction of the bank’s new head office building in Accra.
The new project, which is described as fit-for-purpose and state of the art headquarters to reflect the bank’s status, will be ready in 18 months.
At a short ceremony in Accra to announce commencement of work the new facility, Managing Director of Absa Bank Ghana, Abena Osei-Poku said though the COVID-19 scourge temporarily placed the project on hold, construction of the edifice will now begin with no hitches in sight until completion.
“Our bank has in the last 104 years has remained absolutely committed to the socio-economic growth and development of this great country; empowering individuals and businesses and showing commitment to communities where we operate. A new head office building in the heart of the capital and in the financial enclave speaks volumes of the bank’s commitment to Ghana for the next 100 years and beyond.” Abena Osei-Poku said.
The building according her, is designed to ensure the provision of enabling environment required for the bank of the future and has taken into account Absa’s working models, digital innovation and all safe working principles, energy conservation and the security of the environment have all been taken into consideration in the engineering of the building.
The Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Elsie Addo Awadzi, who did the ground breaking for the commencement of the building, said the new head office building by Absa Bank Ghana is long overdue explaining that the project will mark the beginning of a phenomenal journey of the bank and for the country.
“Absa Bank has been here, being one of the oldest and longest serving banks in Ghana, having operated for over 100 years. It is only befitting that at this juncture, it seeks to build this monument to cement its legacy in Ghana to create more impacts than ever before” she indicated.
Absa, the deputy governor said, remains a key contributor in Ghana’s banking sector and to the growth and development of the country as a whole, considering its branch networks, deployment of technology across the country for easy access to banking.
“The BoG wishes Absa the very best in this journey of a new head office building and we, as the regulator looks forward and remain committed to supporting every positive project that the bank embarks on” she assured.