President Ibrahim Keita of the Republic of Mali was full of praises for Tony Elumelu and United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. recently when the bank commenced full banking operation in Bamako, Mali.
“Tony promised it and he did it, African financial institutions should follow the developmental philosophy of UBA and its chairman in growing infrastructure, deepening financial inclusion and being catalysts for eradicating poverty in Africa”.
In his response, Elumelu said;
“UBA is Africa’s global bank, a leading pan-African brand, committed to democratising banking on the continent”.
“We are progressive partners for African corporates, institutions and governments whilst also helping to fulfil the financial aspirations of individual customers. Our train has finally arrived in Mali. We are here for mutual progress; we are here for shared prosperity.”
Kennedy Uzoka, the group managing director, UBA Plc, expressed his enthusiasm on the group’s operation in Mali.
“We are in Mali to offer world class financial services that will surpass the expectations of our customers. I assure you that UBA is poised to deliver excellent services to the entire population of Mali,” he said.
Alhassane Sissoko, CEO, UBA Mali, told customers that the Bank is optimistic about the competitiveness of its franchise in Mali with strong potentials for accelerated market share gain over the near to medium term.
“The advent of UBA in Mali marks a turning point in the history of the Malian banking sector with new opportunities for businesses and individuals. We will always have in mind, the progress of our customers.”
“I wish UBA Mali a very good banking life and that their entrance into Mali will expand our banking sector even more.”