The National Investment Bank (NIB) held a colourful Thanksgiving Service in a bid to praise God for what it describes as a successful 2017 business year. The service, held on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons was under the theme: “He has made everything beautiful in His time…” as captured in Ecclesiastes 3:11. It is organized at the beginning of every year, and is aimed at thanking God for his abundant mercies, grace and favour to the Bank throughout the previous year.
Delivering the sermon, a Former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana and Senior Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Fred Deegbe said recognizing and understanding the concept of “Seasons” as espoused by the book of Ecclesiastes is critical for every individual, especially persons who earn an income so that they can make a positive impact on the lives of others. Among other verses like “a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up, Rev. Deegbe charged employees to “make good use of your time so that when the inevitable time of need or want, or death strikes, you would be able to look back with pride that you used your time wisely."
He condemned the abuse of social media like Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, among others by employees who he said “sadly use productive hours chatting and gossiping thereby, wasting their own time and that of employers.”
Speaking after the service Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr. John Kweku Asamoah said the Thanksgiving Service is an important event on the Bank’s calendar as NIB holds the firm belief that its successes are not hinged only on the strengths or initiatives of its personnel but also on the divine favour of God. According to him, it also forms part of “NIB’s numerous means of giving back to society by way of donating all proceeds from our silver collections on the day to the GRAFT FOUNDATION to enable it carry out its mandate of undertaking reconstructive surgeries on babies with deformities such as cleft.” Dr. Asamoah emphasized the Bank’s resolve to continue adhering to best financial management practices to enable it grow stronger, and to give back to society.
So far, two hundred and fifty-four (254) corrective surgeries have successfully been conducted on patients through such donations thus, bringing huge relief to not only the babies but their parents and loved ones. The event was attended by some Board members, Management, staff and their families and retired staff.