Ecobank celebrated its 10 th anniversary in Zambia on 3 rd October 2019 at Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka. The anniversary celebration dinner was attended by over 500 distinguished guests who comprised of key stakeholders including senior government officials, regulators, customers, board of Directors, members of staff and the media.
Speaking during the event, Bank of Zambia Governor, Dr. Denny Kalyalya congratulated Ecobank Zambia on its 10 th anniversary. The Governor noted many achievements that Ecobank has accomplished over the years. “We are aware of the Bank’s global vision, which is anchored on achieving financial inclusion for Pan Africa as a whole and your goal to reach 100 million customers in Zambia and across Africa. At the core of this vision, is the importance of understanding and satisfying customer needs. In this context we appreciate and commend Ecobank Zambia for rolling out 7,000 Xpress Points through its partnership with Kazang here in Zambia. These Xpress Points have brought financial services closer to the people. This is in line with Bank of Zambia and Government financial inclusion agenda,” Dr. Kalyalya said.
Ecobank Zambia Managing Director, Kola Adeleke thanked customers for their loyalty and support over the years. “We are thankful for the patronage of our various customers and affirm our commitment to continue to support critical sectors of the economy. We will also continue to leverage on the power of our digital platforms to deliver services to our customers and government in a convenient, accessible and reliable manner,” Mr. Adeleke said.
In her closing remarks, Ecobank Zambia Board Chairman, Ms. Chileshe Kapwepwe said Ecobank Zambia had pledged to construct a shelter at the Cancer Diseases Hospital to mark the 2019 Ecobank Day. “As a responsible and caring corporate citizen, having noted the need for a shelter for care givers at the Cancer Diseases Hospital, I am pleased to announce that Ecobank Zambia pledge to construct a shelter at a cost of K220,000 to mark the 2019 Ecobank Day. The objective is to raise awareness and help prevent Non-Communicable diseases which so tragically kill tens of thousands of Zambians every year,” Ms. Chileshe Kapwepwe said. Awards were presented to customers who have been banking with Ecobank for 10 years in recognition and appreciation for their loyalty. Employees who have worked for Ecobank for 10 years were also awarded for their dedicated service to the Bank.
Earlier during the same week, Ecobank Zambia paid a courtesy on Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s first Republican President and liberation hero. This was in recognition and appreciation of Dr. Kaunda’s great contribution to the liberation of many African countries. Ecobank Zambia Managing Director, Mr. Kola Adeleke said that Dr. Kaunda’s achievements on Pan Africanism ideologies are in line with Ecobank’s vision of building a world-class Pan African Bank and contributing to the economic development and financial integration of Africa.