Although rich in mineral resources, Sierra Leone is one of the world’s poorest countries. Nearly 90 percent of the population is isolated and excluded from financial services. Reaching them has become a top priority for one of the country’s most progressive banks, Guaranty Trust Bank (SL), which is demonstrating how effectively cutting-edge financial technology can transform the financial-services landscape for a disadvantaged population.
Although Sierra Leone has been hard hit by a number of devastating factors, not the least of which the deadly Ebola virus, it is richly endowed with resources, human and natural. Making the most of the best the country has to offer has kept Union Trust Bank at the forefront of the country’s economic development. In our interview with him, CEO Dr. J. Sanpha Koroma explains how.