It was double celebration for Acting General Manager of Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Ltd (SLCB), Mr. Patrick Conteh, at last year’s National Achievement Awards ceremony at the Family Kingdom on Sunday 30th December, 2012 as both his bank and his son, Lans, received awards on the night.
Mr. Conteh’s bank was recognised as Financial Institution of the Year 2012 and the little Conteh as Younger Achiever of the Year I, 2012, for being the best candidate for the NPSE last year.
Lans Conteh was accompanied by his mum and dad on stage to receive the award.
“First of all I thank God for making me win this award,” said Lans to wide applause from the audience. “And I also dedicate this to my parents for providing all the support I need as a pupil.”
Meanwhile, receiving the Financial Institution award on behalf of the SLCB, Mr. Patrick Conteh said 2012 has been a challenging but rewarding year for the bank.
“In spite of the challenges, 2012 is a remarkable year for us in terms of achievement,” he said. “We are the leaders and we are the people’s bank. We are the leaders in terms of assets, size of our operations, employment of nationals, and financial services and banking. We are 100% Sierra Leonean bank, and we have excelled!”
As the SLCB clocks 40 years in operation, Mr. Conteh assured they would continue to strengthen their commitment and capacity to do business and do it efficiently.
“We are not only concern about making profit, we also promote economic growth,” said Mr. Conteh proudly.
Prior to the AWOL award, the bank also received for the first time the international diamond prize for excellence in quality management in the field of Banking by the European Society for Quality Research.
Mr. Conteh dedicated the AWOL award to the bank’s management and staff, but mostly to the people of Sierra Leone.
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