Anglican diocese of Amichi, Nnewi South local government area of Anambra state, in its effort to actualise financial autonomy and economic viability has established Microfinance bank named Sure Anchor Microfinance Bank.
Bishop of the Amichi diocese, Right Reverend Ephraim Okechukwu Ikeakor announced this during final inspection of Saint Simon’s Anglican Church , Ezinifite , venue of the year 2015 Amichi diocesan Synod with theme ‘I know your works, Rev 2 and 3’’.
Bishop Ikeakor informed that the Church has received approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria and has paid the required N20 Million capital base and undergone screening. He said renovation of the site for the bank is ongoing as the bank will start operations by September this year, creating employment for teaming graduates.
The Amichi diocesan Bishop informed that the gigantic three storey hostel building would be ready by September while an ultra modern and standard school of Nursing is being established with massive structures. He said the structures are 90 percent completed.
He revealed that the diocese has poor people under its scholarship and employment , noting that 10 of such individuals are in different universities under full scholarship of the diocese, 5 others in the Secondary school. He informed the diocese has empowered 10 young girls and boys from the diocese to start up their own businesses ranging from N250,000 to N100,000 and has employed approximately over 500 people in different offices.
He reminded that the Agricultural sector the diocese engaged into was a right decision as they have expanded its Amichi diocesan integrated farm to rearing of Turkey and garden egg and cassava farming aside Poultry and fishery and frozen chicken section. He said they not only supply other farms fish but produce their own feeds.
Bishop Ikeakor said he was reeling out the efforts of the Church to contribute to society to remind that synod is purely for stock taking and evaluation for better efforts.