Ecobank in Sh10m deal with UN agency

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

CYN­THIA ILAKO / Pan-African lender Ecobank has part­nered with the United Na­tions High Com­mis­sion for Refugees and do­nated Sh10 mil­lion for the agency’s pro­grammes in Africa. The two or­gan­i­sa­tions op­er­ate in 28 African coun­tries, and through the part­ner­ship they aim to reach 430,000 ben­e­fi­cia­ries over the next few years. “Cor­po­rates like Ecobank Group help us to find home­grown so­lu­tions to the prob­lem of refugees in Africa. While global hu­man­i­tar­ian re­sources are dwin­dling, such com­mit­ted sup­port helps us to plan and im­ple­ment pro­grammes in­clud­ing en­sur­ing ed­u­ca­tion de­liv­ery, and creat­ing and de­vel­op­ing busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties for refugees and their gra­cious host com­mu­ni­ties,” said Valen­tine Tap­soba, UNHCR re­gional bu­reau di­rec­tor for Africa.

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Ecobank Kenya MD Sa­muel Ad­jei, Group CEO Ade Ayeyemi, UNHCR deputy rep Wella Kouyou and UNHCR’s man­ager Needa Jehu-Ma­zou

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