The Inquirer (Monrovia)

Liberia: Bank Donates to 2013's First Baby At JFK

The United Bank for Africa UBA Liberia Limited has donated a gift of assorted items to the first baby being born at the John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital on January 1, New Years' Day. UBA says, the donation was part of the bank's Corporate Social Responsibility to identify with communities, schools, the public and private sectors among other institutions.

The baby girl was delivered at 6:10 a.m. and weighed 3.4 Kilogram unto the union of Twenty One year old Mercy Larway and Ozinga Yeagar.

According to UBA, Corporate Communications Manager, Baindu Ken, it was the bank's way of putting a smile on a mother's face and welcoming a child into the world on New Years' Day.

Ms. Ken also noted that a U-Care Account will be opened for the newly born UBA Baby at its Broad Street Branch.

The U-Care Account targets children from 1 month to 18 years. Requirements for opening this account are the child's birth certificate, one photo each of the child and the mother. U-Care Account enables parents to save for their children's future education.

For her part, the mother of the UBA Baby, Mercy Larway in tears at the JFK Hospital thanked the United Bank for Africa UBA Liberia Limited for the gesture saying, "The gifts came at the right time when she had not prepared for the coming of the child and that her child will be great among women with such a surprised gesture".

Meanwhile, JFK Administratrix, Demeia has extended gratitude to the UBA Family, describing the gesture as the first of its kind at the hospital and called on the bank to make it an annual event.

At the same time, the United Bank of Africa (UBA) has introduced two programs for its many customers. The Bank has introduced the Africash program for easy and affordable money transfer and the Visa Prepaid Card.

UBA Africash is a secured electronic payment service that allows money transfer across all African countries with UBA's presence.

The program targets intra-Africa border traders, African Business Travelers, leisure travels, other Africans in Africa-Migrant workers and settlers and African students in the Diaspora.

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