Bank Brightens Up St. Therese Clinic

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Port Moresby, October 2nd, 2017 | Bank South Pacific (BSP) staff at Finance and Planning Strategic Business Unit (SBU), built and donated 20 new benches for the waiting area at St Therese Clinic at Hohola, Port Moresby.

Patients no longer have to sit on the clinic floor while waiting to be served.

BSP Chief Financial Officer, Mr Eddie Ruha and Sister in Charge of St Therese Clinic cutting the ribbon to signify the handing over of BSP’s Community Project initiative.

Sister In-Charge of St Therese Clinic, Sister Elsie Soso said,  “We serve more than a hundred patients every day and some come from as far as Rigo in the central Province, eight and nine mile to access the medical services.”

“The donation of these benches and your efforts to refurbish this clinic may seem small to you but to us, it is a very big blessing because our patients can now sit comfortably while waiting to be served under cooler conditions unlike before when they had to sit on the floor.” She added.

BSP Finance and Planning Staff and Staff from St Therese Clinic pose in front of the new notice board that was installed by BSP.

BSP’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Eddie Ruha handed over the project on behalf of the bank and thanked the St Therese Clinic staff and the Hohola community for giving BSP the opportunity to conduct this worthy project.

“I hope that through our contribution today, it will make meaningful and lasting changes in this community especially for our Women & Children and the general population,” he said.

BSP’s Finance and Planning Strategic Business Unit (SBU) handed over the project to staff at St Therese Clinic on Wednesday 27th September, 2017.

The project took four weeks to complete and activities carried out by the staff and contractor included repainting of new forms for the patients, cleaning of the inner and outer walls, painting of the clinic’s walls and the TB section walls, refurbishment of the Sisters’ office and also cleaning around the project site for the contractor to commence renovations.

BSP Chief Financial Officer, Mr Eddie Ruha and Sister in Charge of St Therese Clinic cutting the ribbon to signify the handing over of BSP’s Community Project initiative.


Bank South Pacific (BSP) is an iconic and unique bank in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, recognised for its strong commitment to the region.  We are a major commercial banking and finance group with assets of approximately PGK20.8 billion.

BSP has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with sub branches and agents in rural locations. The BSP Group employs 4000+ people across the Pacific and proudly supports the communities that we operate in, through Community Projects, Sports, Education, Health, Culture and Financial Literacy.

Our branch network is complemented by electronic banking networks that can meet the banking needs of all customers wherever we operate.

  • 70+ Branches
  • 13 Premium Service Centres
  • 50+ Sub Branches
  • 350+ Agents
  • 500 ATMs
  • 11,000+ EFTPoS

We’re proud of our whole of bank capabilities whereby our teams in Corporate, Retail, Paramount and Treasury are able to provide solutions to our clients, drawing on our capabilities and broad presence. This capability is unmatched by our competitors.  PNG and the Pacific is our home. We have knowledge, history, experience and a commitment to the region that other financial institutes cannot offer.


BSP Sponsorship and Donations focus on many aspects of the community such as;

  • Sports and promoting healthy active lifestyles
  • Education and literacy
  • Nation building and encouraging investment
  • Art and cultural Activities
  • Health and Environment
  • Humanitarian and Charitable organisations that add value to the community.

We are 100% committed to improving the communities in which we operate in. BSP has delivered 287 community projects since 2009, worth over K6.7 Million.


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