United Bank for Africa Ghana (UBA Ghana) has marked this year’s Africa Union (AU) Day on May 25 with an array of initiatives. The day which is set across the African continent is set aside to celebrate Africa’s unity in diversity and also highlights the cultural and economic potential of the continent.
The day also presents an opportunity to reflect on the amazing contributions of and challenges faced by black people throughout history, to highlight the voices yet to be heard and the stories yet to be told.
To commence the day, the bank discussed its role in unlocking Africa’s business potential, emphasizing its Trade solutions in assisting trade facilitation across the sub-region. UBA Ghana also highlighted its cross-border remittance services to support traders and individuals in the movement of goods and services within Africa
Henry Nii Dottey, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at UBA Ghana who spoke during a TV interview said, “As trade remains a key economic indicator, UBA helps customers trade safely locally and internationally. As an African bank, we are poised to satisfactorily serve customers to facilitate both Regional and International trade transactions.”
He added that the Bank in growing small businesses to grow to play in the African trade offers working capital loans for SMEs to ensure we can make them ready for the African continent. ‘UBA believes small business is big business and that is why we invest in them.”
To honor the rich culture and creativity of the continent, UBA Ghana encouraged its staff to dress in traditional African attire, celebrating Africa’s cultural heritage.
Additionally, the bank engaged its customers with an interactive activity called “Spin The Wheel,” which provided education on African history, food, culture, etc, and offered the chance to win exciting prizes.