As part of their effort in complementing President Koroma’s call for Attitudinal and Behavioral Change, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) has taken the lead in launching the Attitudinal and Behavioral Change (ABC) campaign at their head office in Freetown.
Leading by example, SCB is the first bank in Sierra Leone to have taken the bold step in launching this campaign and preaching against the spread of HIV/AIDS in schools and other vocational institutes.
SCB Country Diversity and Inclusion Champion, Mariama Kamara said that leading by example is at the heart of the Bank’s goal for diversity and inclusion initiative that is committed to creating the enabling environment where staff can make a difference.
She added that, “as we continue to set a bench mark with our diversity initiatives which has earned us positive feedback from our competitors that underline this achievement in Asia, Africa; the launching of the Attitudinal and Behavioral Change campaign in SCB, signifies our resolve to continue being the right partner to all our stakeholders – leading by example in the banking industry in the country and championing President call on Attitudinal Change”.
Government National Coordinator for Attitudinal Change, Alieu Kamara, said that, Attitude is recently identified as modern man’s worst epidemic and that its negativity continue to deter progress in our beloved country.
He noted that attitude is everything; the greatest victory of this generation is that the President in his vision has challenged all Sierra Leoneans to change their attitude for a better and prosperous Sierra Leone.
Kamara pointed out that, it is now the right of patriotism to accept the challenge and meticulously discharge the banking responsibilities to positively attract more customers and make the SCB the number one in Sierra Leone.
Negative attitude he said, sees limitations but positive attitude sees possibilities.
SCB Chief Executive Officer, Albert Saltson noted that SCB is the best bank in Sierra Leone, as it derives more than 90% of its operating income and profits generated from its Wholesale and Consumer banking businesses.
He stated that the bank is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity.
The blue and green teams of the bank engaged in a 40 minutes role play performance competition that depicted the negatives and positives attitude of staff in a service institution and the consequences it results to.Alieu Kamara who served as judge of the competition declared the green team winners.
Customers at the bank, lauded the initiative taken by the bank and urged all Sierra Leoneans to bank at SCB for reliability and quick access to their accounts.