The UBA Cameroon on Friday 27th March, 2020, officially handed over a cheque worth FCFA 150 million through the UBA Foundation, to the Minister of Public Health Manaouda Malachie who received this gesture on behalf of the Cameroon Government.
The MD/CEO of UBA Cameroon Dominique and the Board Chairman
Ekoko Mukete handed over the cheque of FCFA150 million destined to
catalyse a comprehensive response to the fight against the coronavirus
(COVID-19) global pandemic in Cameroon.
The donation will provide significant and much needed support to
Cameroon, in terms of relief materials and critical care facilities, to the
efforts to stop the spread of the covid-19.
The Minister of Public Health thanked UBA Cameroon & the UBA
Foundation for the donation which comes at a time when the whole
nation is called upon to rally against the coronavirus.
He sent congratulations to the management of the group for remaining a citizen institution while calling on others to emulate this example. These funds will go into getting the urgently needed medical supplies.
In the same light, the UBA Board Chairman Ekoko Mukete called on the
authorities to put these funds to serve the urgent needs for medical and
sanitation equipment which will go a long way to help stop the spread of
the virus. The UBA Foundation has been carrying out a lot of work in the
fields of education, health and economic empowerment.
The MD/CEO echoed the words of the UBA Group Chairman Tony O.
Elumelu ‘This is a time when we must all play our part. 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.
He also commended the efforts of the government through the Ministry
of Public Health who are on the front line in combating the covid-19
outbreak. According to him everybody should play their part no matter
how big or small for it is only in this way that the situation will improve.
Operating in 20 African countries and globally in the United Kingdom,
the United States and France, the United Bank for Africa has a strong
record of supporting its communities, through challenging times. UBA
Cameroon has been operating in the country since 2008 and has 17
branches in 6 regions serving over 120,000 customers with a wide range
of products and services.