By Frederick E. Aggrey
The National Investment Bank (NIB) has offered free database services to five government institutions as part of its corporate social responsibility. The move is aimed at making them efficient and abreast with current technological advancement.
The bank bid for the contract for the provision of a Supplier Database for the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) among five other institutions. The service to the PPA, however, was free, saving the nation about US$1,000,000 in costs.
Speaking to this paper at the International Press Center after the launch of the Supplier Database of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), the Deputy Managing Director of the bank, Alfred Thompson, indicated that the bank believes they could work together in partnership with the PPA and other agencies as a team.
He said the bank believes that they could be worthy partners of development through efficient and effective interventions, and also help the country save costs. He added that all stakeholders, no matter which sector one finds him or herself, can work together to develop Ghana.
He added that the bank has also provided the same service to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Ghana Water Company and would soon complete the same arrangement with the Tema Development Corporation (TDC) and Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).
He added that as partners of development, the corporate world can emulate their gesture and do same in their areas of operation to help accelerate the development agenda of the country.
He added further that the bank has an efficient up to speed system that is international top standard to provide related services to any institution or individual who may need same service.
On the banking field, the Deputy MD stated that the bank has metamorphosed into a global player, with cutting edged products and services that meet both local and international needs.
He called on all stakeholders and the general public to make them their number one choice in business for success and sustained market superiority.