NCBA Bank has opened a new branch in Kakamega County, a move seen at expanding its network in the country.
Kakamega branch becomes the sixth branch to be opened in a plan by the Bank to open 15 new branches across the country this year. The lender now has 76 branches in the whole country.
NCBA Group Managing Director John Gachora said the bank is positioned to support Industrialization which is part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big 4 Agenda.
He noted Kakamega Branch is part of the Bank’s expansion plan to get closer to customers across the country with tailor made solutions to financial challenges facing them.
“I urge Kakamega residents to take advantage of the Bank’s Presence to save, get finances and invest to change their lives,” he said.
He said they were attracted by the Investments in Kakamega County and a conducive business environment.
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Present during the opening ceremony was the County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, He challenged the lender to develop specific products for small scale farmers in the county to enable the sector to grow.
Governor Oparanya said he is keen to see full implementation of the Big 4 agenda, especially industrialization. It was his wish that the bank would enable to achieve as more than 85 per cent of county residents depend on Agriculture.
“We are glad for the Bank for opening a Branch in the county, we are sure that through the move our youth will get employment. We encourage other private players to join us in supporting the government’s Big 4 Agenda,” said Oparanya.
Governor Oparanya recognized the important role played by the private sector in creating job opportunities noting that his government will create a conducive environment for private sector players.