Managing Director, GCB - Mr Anselm Ray Sowah
The Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB) has responded to the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions imposed in Greater Accra and Kumasi by the government by temporarily closing down some of its branches in these restricted areas.
Currently, 27 out of the total 185 networked branches of the Bank in these areas have been closed.
The Bank has also revised banking hours from 0830 (8:30 am) hours to 1700 (5:00 pm) hours to 0900 (9:00 am) hours to 1500 (3:00 pm) hours from Monday to Friday.
On Saturdays, all banking hall activities are suspended.
The Bank decides to protect staff, customers, members of the public and Ghanaian citizens on a whole from the spread of the disease, especially those in markets and other densely populated restricted areas.
In Accra, the following branches have been closed down temporarily; Ring Road West, Makola, Kantamanto, Adabraka, Kissieman, Achimota, Trade Fair, Dzorwulu, Osu Oxford Street, Abossey Okai, Kaneshie Industrial, East Legon, A & C Mall, Madina Zongo Junction, Martey Tsuru and Airport Terminal 3.
In Tema area and adjoining communities, the Tema Industrial, Aburi, Tema Safe Bond, Tema Community 2, Ashaiman Mandela Park, Tema Meridian House and the Central University branches have also seen a temporal closure.
In the Ashanti Region, Bantama, Tech Junction, Ejisu, Suame Magazine and Kejetia branches in Kumasi and its environs have closed down.
According to the Managing Director of the Bank, Mr Anselm Ray Sowah, although the measures taken were drastic, they were taken in the interest of good health and safety of staff, customers and the public.
He said the Bank would not compromise on guidelines laid down by the Government and the interest of the people.
He also advised Ghanaians and customers not to resort to panic withdrawals, but make use of alternate channels such as G-money, the bank’s mobile money service, while limiting their exposure to banknotes during this period.