United Bank for Africa Zambia Limited (UBA) has donated K2, 650,000 to the Zambian Government to help with medical supplies, treatments and other necessities needed to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
The donation was received on behalf of the Government by the Minister in the office of the Vice President, Hon. Olipa Mwanza at Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) office in Lusaka today.
UBA Zambia Board Chairperson Dr. Abel Ng’andu said it was important for everyone to join hands with the Government in dealing with the current outbreak of the coronavirus.
“UBA Zambia wishes to commend the Zambian Government for the tireless effort being made to fight the pandemic. We are here to offer financial support to the collective effort that will ensure the response to the pandemic is swift and effective.
To aid this collective effort, UBA Zambia under the UBA Foundation is pleased to donate K2, 650, 000 (Two million Six hundred and Fifty thousand kwacha) to the Government of the Republic of Zambia for COVID-19 relief support, that will help with medical supplies, treatments and other necessities needed to combat the spread of the deadly virus,” Dr Ng’andu said.
United Bank for Africa Plc, under the UBA Foundation has pumped in over US$14 million to help African countries tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile UBA Group Chairman Tony Elumelu emphasized on the need for partnership among stakeholders in the fight against coronavirus outbreak.
“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 has to work hand in hand with various Governments, in stemming the spread of the global pandemic,” he said.
Operating in 20 African countries and globally in the United Kingdom, the United States and France, UBA has a strong record of supporting its communities through challenging times.
Source: UBA Zambia