NCBA Bank has launched a new branch in Bungoma, two days after opening another branch in Kericho.
Group Managing Director John Gachora explained that the branch will focus on empowering farmers and boosting agribusiness in the county.
“We promise you our commitment to improving the lives of small-scale traders who are the majority in this county,” he explained.
Bungoma Governor Wyclif Wangamati who was the chief guest lauded the bank’s move, saying his government will provide necessary support to help actualize the empowerment of the people.
“About 80 per cent of Bungoma County’s GDP is from agriculture. I therefore challenge this bank to support the agribusiness sector because that will directly contribute to the economic growth of this county,” he said.
The county chief also urged the public to join the bank describing it as an organized agency consistent with the county government’s industrial plans.
“We envision establishing an industrial park in Bungoma which will host all the businesses so that the town center is decongested. Such bold developments will require financiers and we are already in talks with NCBA to develop a partnership towards that achieved,” he added.
“We cannot grow without your feedback. We, therefore, request you to engage us on what you think we should do to improve our service delivery to you,” explained Noah Sikuku, the new branch manager.