NCBA has today opened its 85th branch at Chwele Market in Bungoma County in a bid to bring services closer to customers in Bungoma County and the Greater Western Region. Chwele is the newest municipality in Bungoma County and the second-largest open-air market in Kenya after Karatina.
H.E. Governor Kenneth Lusaka inaugurated the new branch in an event attended by NCBA’s top leadership led by NCBA Group Executive Director and CFO – David Abwoga and area leaders.
Speaking during the branch opening, NCBA Group Executive Director and CFO – David Abwoga expressed delight at the opening of the new branch, which will greatly facilitate the Bank’s customers.
“As the Third largest bank in Kenya and one of the fastest growing banks in Africa, we have a pivotal role in growing the economy. We are committed to providing world-class financial solutions to our customers through our vast range of products and services tailored to meet local needs while being inspired by global innovation.”
The new branch is the 85th in the NCBA Bank Kenya branch network and the 2nd branch in Bungoma County, making the county the 10th County to have more than one NCBA branch. The branch began operations on 28th February 2023. Since then, with the help of 8 staff members, more than 270 customers have benefitted from our entry into the market.
“Bungoma boasts a population of close to 2 million people with a density of about 600 persons per square kilometre. Therefore, the opening of this second branch marks the start of financial freedom for business operators, residents, schools, and other customers who transact large amounts of money in the county and Chwele. Previously, most of them would have to travel to Bungoma or use other mobile financial platforms to satisfy their business needs. Not anymore. Today, I would like to encourage all residents of Chwele to take advantage of the financial services that are now accessible through the opening of this NCBA branch to build our county’s economy,” Said H.E. Kenneth Lusaka, Governor of Bungoma County.
In a bid to address customers’ needs, the Chwele Branch will focus on providing customers with a broad range of financial products and solutions, including savings and current accounts, loans, investment solutions for wholesalers, and asset finance solutions for retailers. The mobile and Internet banking services will also enable customers to access their accounts from anywhere at any time.
“The opening of our new branch in Chwele is an important step towards providing financial services to a population that has historically lacked this service for a long time. By offering a range of banking products and services, we hope to facilitate the town’s growth and contribute to the economic development of Chwele town and the larger Bungoma County. We encourage you to Go for It in your business and trust that you have a reliable financial partner in NCBA,” concluded Mr Abwoga