CSR: UBA donates $1m to fight Ebola

By The Citizen

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Board Chairman, Tony O. Elumelu, has announced the donation of $1 million to assist the fight against Ebola currently ravaging three West African countries where UBA does business, namely Sierra Leone, Libe­ria and Guinea.

The gift would be distribut­ed through the UBA Founda­tion, UBA's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm and shared equally among the three affected West African coun­tries. The remaining $100,000 is to be contributed to the Af­rican Union Support Mission to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), initiated by the African Union Chair, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

'Africa is our home and our destiny - and Africans need to place themselves at the fore­front of the campaign to over­come this tragedy. This dona­tion is an affirmation of our unshakeable commitment to the continent - and a message that Africa can triumph over this terrible affliction.

'I would also take this op­portunity to commend our courageous UBA Africa staff in Guinea, Liberia and Si­erra Leone who have kept every branch and ATM open throughout this trial time. They have demonstrated our cor­porate value of resilience and commitment that the business and progress of Africa must and should go on,' said Elu­melu.