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The Head of Corporate Banking at United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited, Peter Dery, has indicated that the investment by UBA in social responsibility is to help improve the lives of the people.
Mr Dery was speaking at a ceremony by the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) activities to honour young achievers who have made an impact in Ghana and inspired the youth in Accra.
The event was also to throw more light on the activities of the UNFPA as well as the Youth Leaders (YoLE) Fellowship Programme.
The programme provides the youth with leadership skills and to enroll 21 new cohorts for the YoLe Fellowship Programme.
Mr Dery noted that the bank has invested in scholarships over the past 5 years in the National Essay Competition (NEC) where winners can attend any university of their choices in Africa.
He said the bank lauds the initiative by the UNFPA and look for ways to partner them to deliver the necessary skills in leadership to the young people.
He added that the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), which is an initiative by the founder and Chairman of UBA, has disbursed an amount of $2.5 million seed capital to the AfDB-sponsored beneficiaries of the 2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.
He encouraged participants and the youths to respond to the TEF call for proposal which is open till March 31, 2020.
Mentors for the group include radio presenter & TV personality Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD), Founder of Leti Arts Game Development Company Eyram Tawia and Youngest Pilot in Ghana Audrey Swatson, 22.