19 June 2012

South Sudan: KCB Sends Customers, Government Officials On Trip

The Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) South Sudan yesterday sent about 38 individuals consisting of both their customers and various government officials on a trip to Thailand-Malaysia with a mission of creating more exposure to the business ideas for their customers.

The teams took off yesterday from Juba to Nairobi where they will board flights taking them to their destination where they will be having an eleven days program.

Though it is the first trip this year it is the second of the kind. The first trip was last year and was taken to China, a total of 32 benefited from this fruitful trip.

Speaking, Ms. Rebecca Likami, the deputy Managing Director said that the importance of this trip is that it creates more exposure to their customers and gives them a chance to develop more business ideas.

Rebecca also revealed to the press that they are most likely to launch a South Sudan KCB Club within a period of one month.

According to her, KCB is the largest with a total of 19 branches in the country and enjoys a 42% of banking shares.

Mayom Tulba Malual, Economic advisor to the governor of Lakes State was optimistic about the trip, "I hope our people are going to benefit from this," he said and was thankful to KCB for the work they are doing in South Sudan.

Jok Akuei Alith, the principal of the University Upper Nile as well as the administrator recognised the contribution KCB was doing towards the development of the country.

It is one of the first banks to invest in South Sudan after the Comprehensive peace agreement was signed in 2005.

KCB is anticipating more trips within the months of September, October and maybe November, areas to visit include Dubai and China-Shanghai respectively.

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