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Ghanaian diaspora and ex diaspora members currently resident in Ghana can now contribute to the country’s socio-economic development with better financial management through GHL Bank, following a partnership recently launched.

The partnership was sealed at an outdoor ceremony to make GHL Bank the official bank of Ahaspora Young Professionals, a group of resident and non-resident Ghanaians that have lived and worked outside the country with the aim of mobilizing and using their knowledge, skills, and resources to make Ghana a better place to live.  Under this partnership, the bank presents opportunities for members of Ahaspora to network better for career advancement, housing, and the fulfilment of life-long aspirations with the range of services it can offer them.

In an interview with Mr. Kojo Addo Kufuor, the Executive Director-Business who led the GHL Bank team, he stated that this is part of the many partnerships and opportunities the bank seeks to create to enable resident and non-resident Ghanaians reap benefits from their hard work and investments. “Usually, people who work and earn in other places or have investments home fear that their funds may be misappropriated. Among other difficulties are the high freight and cargo transport costs, home ownership and the security of their investments and valuables…we are allaying these worries under this partnership with various special product offerings to meet these challenges” Kojo assured.

Detailing this partnership, Mr. Kwamena Budu the Head of Corporate Communications and Brand Management at GHL Bank said, that the bank has opened online networks that will among other things enable the Ahaspora network conduct transactions both locally and from abroad. “We have presented to the network, how the bank can safely and cost efficiently facilitate the transfer of their funds and manage their accounts. Members who have expressed interest in building or buying houses back home can rely on GHL Bank to provide the support with the various mortgage products and other services to minimize the burden the process comes with”.

In acknowledging of the agreement on behalf of the Ahaspora Network, Christabel Dadzie, Founder and Chair, thanked GHL Bank for this wide platform. She reiterated that “The diaspora can contribute a great deal to the country if given the required support and structures. GHL Bank has done what successful businesses do to enhance the growth of its people within the communities within which they operate. We have seen how individuals and groups of people have thrived on such platforms and will make the most out of this opportunity”. Ahaspora was excited to enter this partnership because it fits right into our goal of supporting the diaspora and the returnee experience. This opportunity provides us a streamlined one-stop-shop for all things banking, housing, among others, which is very productive for the busy dynamic lives Ahasporans lead. Our intention is to create a success story that other similar institutions can emulate.