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General News of Saturday, 22 February 2020

Source: UBA

Investment in education is key for success - Peter Dery

Peter Dery, Head, Corporate Banking at United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited Peter Dery, Head, Corporate Banking at United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited

Head, Corporate Banking at United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited, Mr. Peter Dery speaking at a ceremony by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFP) to honour young achievers who have made an impact in Ghana and inspired the youth in Accra, noted the investment by UBA in social responsibility to help improve the lives of the people.

The event was also to throw more light on the activities of the UNFP 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.

Peter 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 UNFP 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 $2.5million 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), Eyram Tawia – Founder, Leti Arts game development company and Audrey Swatson – Youngest pilot in Ghana, age 22.