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UBA Uganda celebrates Africa Day in Mbale

UBA Uganda proudly celebrated Africa Day today, ahead of May 25, the date declared as Africa Day by all OAU member country heads in 1963. This celebration highlights Africa’s transformation, freedom and resistance against colonialism and exploitation.

As an indigenous African bank, UBA Uganda annually celebrates Africa Day to honor diversity and promote economic potential across the continent. This year the Bank celebrated it on May 24 because May 25 is a Saturday and a weekend.

“Our celebration reaffirms our commitment to unity and progress,” says Chioma Mang, Managing Director and CEO of UBA Uganda during the celebration at the UBA Mbale branch.

Chioma reaffirmed the bank’s dedication to empowering African SMEs and promoting gender equality in the business landscape.

In her speech to staff and customers, Chioma emphasized the importance of supporting African businesses, stating: “We understand the challenges African businesses face and believe in the power of supporting our own. That is why we are delighted to announce our partnership with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to inject $6 billion to support SMEs across Africa, including those in Uganda. We encourage SMEs in Mbale to take advantage of this opportunity to grow and prosper.”

She also highlighted the importance of empowering women in business, pointing out the changing dynamics towards gender equality. “It is time for women to take advantage of opportunities in education, entrepreneurship and leadership,” she said. “At UBA, we are proud to champion gender balance – six of our nineteen branches outside Nigeria are led by women. “We believe in equipping women with the tools they need to succeed, including education, wellness and work-life balance.”

Chioma also underlined UBA’s commitment to serving all people regardless of gender. “Our banking services are designed to meet the diverse needs of our customers, regardless of their gender or background,” she said. “Whether you are a female entrepreneur or a male business owner, UBA is here to support you on your journey to success.”

As Africa Day serves as a reminder of the unity and resilience of the continent, UBA Uganda remains steadfast in its mission to drive economic progress and empowerment across the country through all our branches in the central, western, northern and this.

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