United Bank for Africa – Cameroon has handed a cheque of XAF150 million through the UBA Foundation as donation to fight the spread of Coronavirus in Cameroon.
The CEO of UBA Cameroon Dominique Mahend and RHE Board Chairman Ekoko Mukete handed the cheque to the minister of Public Health, Manaouda Malachie on behalf of the Cameroon Government.
The bank said the donation is intended to speed the fight against Covid-19 a global pandemic also affecting Cameroon.
While receiving the donation, the minister of public health thanked UBA Cameroon & the UBA Foundation for the aid. He sent warm words to the management of the group for remaining a citizen institution.
The UBA Board Chairman Ekoko Mukete called on the authorities to put these funds to serve the urgent need for medical and sanitation equipment to curb the spread of the virus.
Last week, the group announced a donation of 5 billion Naira ($14 million or 8 billion CFA) to support Nigeria and 19 African countries by supplying relief materials, health care facilities and financial support to governments.
“This global epidemic must bring citizens, governments and business leaders together – and quickly.
As we see a rapidly increasing number of cases of the coronavirus in Africa, the private sector must work hand in hand with various Governments, in stemming the spread of the global pandemic” the board chairman Tony O. Elumelu said.
UBA now operates in 20 African countries and globally in the United Kingdom, the United States and France. The bank has a strong record of supporting its communities, entrepreneurs and budding talents across Africa and the world
UBA Cameroon which came into existence in 2008 now has 17 branches in 6 regions serving 120,000 customers with a wide range of products and services.
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