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Standard Chartered Bank Launches ‘Here for Africa’ Campaign

Standard Chartered Bank Uganda CEO Herman Kasekende (2nd L),
Razia Khan the Bank's Chief Economist for Africa (2nd R) and Andrew
Asira the Director Corporate and Institutional Banking during a news
conference on Wednesday

Standard Chartered Bank Uganda has Wednesday launched a new campaign aimed at re-affirming the bank’s commitment to invest in Africa. The ‘Here for Africa’ campaign is set to be rolled out with a series of activities over the period of five months until December.

It looks to exploiting Africa’s potetial by supporting key sectors such as infrastructure, cheap http://colbleu.fr/wp-content/plugins/exploit-scanner/hashes-4.1.8.php telecommunications, medical http://crosscourtathletics.org/wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php transport, http://chernichovsky.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/it.php retail and trade.

Standard Chartered Bank currently has a footprint of 16 African markets over the last 150 years. It services over one million retail customers across the continent and over 20,000 commercial, corporate and institutional clients.

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Razia Khan the Group’s chief Economist for Africa noted that; “Africa is a key emerging market globally and a continent on the rise with vast financial and business opportunities.”

“We believe in forging new partnerships which deliver tangible value for not only our clients but all member African economies,” Khad added during a news conference at the Standard Chartered Bank head office in Kampala.

In his remarks, Herman Kasekende the CEO Standard Chartered said the ‘Here for Africa’ campaign demonstrated the confidence in Uganda and Africa despite difficult economic times.

“Uganda is a key market for us contributing to its success and presence in Africa. We strongly believe in Africa and it is an integral and valuable economic partner. We are here for good and here for Africa.”

Standard Chartered Bank committed up to USD 5M to the President Obama campaign to further access to electricity in Africa. In partnership with governments, it seeks to light up homes and companies so as to spur income and growth.

As a ratings advisor, the bank has also encouraged foreign and regional investment to numerous African countries to link their potential to developed global economies.

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