UBA donates $1m to fight Ebola

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 …As Elumelu urges corporate Africa to take up challenge

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.

Source : SunOnline

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