• July 25, 2022

Rokel Commercial Bank Plants More Trees

Rokel Commercial Bank Plants More Trees
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Rokel Commercial Bank RCBank has last Thursday 21 July 2022 observed the celebration of the third anniversary of the bank’s compassionate investments in tree planting, aimed at surging a vibrant national ecotourism and the mitigation of climate change effects in the country, with  supplementary tree planting moves.

The drive is geared toward creating habitable environment won the hearts and minds of senior management staff of the bank, from Chairman, Board of Directors, RCBank, Buffy Bailor, the Managing Director, Ambassador Dr Walton Ekundayo Gilpin, the Deputy Managing Director, RCBank, Emmanuel Borbor, the Minister of Environment, Prof Foday M. Jaward and traditional leaders of Petifu Kangalop along the Bo – Maisiaka highway.

Speaking at the celebration ceremony held along the motorway, Managing Director, Amb. Dr Walton Ekundayo Gilpin sounded very optimistic that the tree planting project would make the required impact that we are averring at; “…We are very pleased with the results we are seeing today… this is one worthy investment we will always be proud of. There would come a time when this site would be developed into a nature reserve with animals and different species of plants to help boost tourism…by then it would be clear to everyone that the bank cares about tomorrow and sustainable development…”  The Managing Director RCBank Emmanuel Borbor also expressed sentiments.

For his part, the Chairman Board of Directors, RCBank, Buffy Bailor said that the bank continues to distinguish itself as a leader in corporate governance. He sounded very much confident that apart from RCBank’s overwhelming accomplishments in promoting financial inclusion in Sierra Leone, the bank has also earned the rights as one of the most compliant to corporate social responsibility. He underscored the importance of staying green and commended management for the brilliant initiative.

The Minister of Environment, Prof Foday M. Jaward described the bank’s efforts as “unprecedented.” He encouraged other corporate institutions to emulate the good example of the RCBank, as he reminded the responsible in dealings with the environment, as irresponsible actions continue to pose a serious threats the nation’s existence, due to environmental and climate change challenges.

It could be recalled that RCBank in partnership with Keeping Hope Alive a local Non-Governmental Organization in 2019, partnered dozens of trees on a portion of land that was provided by the late Paramount Chief of Koya Chiefdom in Port Loko district, North-West Region, Alhaji Kompa Bomboli Kanu. Additional tree planting by RCBank formed the high point of the third anniversary celebration.

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