• Short Summary

    THE NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING OF THE GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK, AS WELL AS THAT OF THE STANDARD BANK OF WEST AFRICA, IS NEARING COMPLETION.

  • Description

    THE NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING OF THE GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK, AS WELL AS THAT OF THE STANDARD BANK OF WEST AFRICA, IS NEARING COMPLETION. BOTH BUILDINGS ARE ON HIGH STREET, ACCRA, KNOWN AS "BANK STREET" BECAUSE ALL OF GHANA'S FOUR MAIN BANKS HAVE THEIR HEADQUARTERS THERE.

    WORK ON THE NINE-STOREY BUILDING OF THE COMMERCIAL BANK BEGAN IN 1964 AND IS EXPECTED TO BE FULLY COMPLETED BY THE END OF MARCH. FAR REACHING CHANGES HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE BUSINESS AND CHARACTER OF THE BANK SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN 1953. IT NOW HAS 105 BRANCHES ALL OVER GHANA, 15 OF THEM IN ACCRA.

    THE COMMERCIAL BANK HAS ITS OWN SCHOOL FOR TRAINING STAFF. THE SCHOOL HOLDS THREE DIFFERENT COURSES, EACH LASTING THREE WEEKS AND COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF BANKING. THE BANK EMPLOYS A TOTAL STAFF OF 3,000 WITH 1,000 OF THE MEMBERS IN ACCRA BRANCHES ALONE. TOP OF THE PYRAMID IS MR. J.R. RIGHTER, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE BANK. HIS DEPUTY IS MR. A AKUETE.

    THE NEW HEADQUARTERS OF THE STANDARD BANK OF WEST AFRICA - THE OLDEST BANK IN GHANA - INCLUDES A TWO-STOREY CAR PARK CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING 42 CARS OF CUSTOMERS. IT ALSO HAS A "DRIVE-IN WINDOW". THIS ENABLES CUSTOMERS TO DRIVE STRAIGHT TO THE WINDOW AND CASH THEIR CHEQUES WITHOUT ALIGHTING FROM THEIR CARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA66S05OSKHH9PC0LBYULBL0WJP
    Media URN:
    VLVA66S05OSKHH9PC0LBYULBL0WJP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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