The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has donated $1 million to assist the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Chairman of the UBA Board, Tony O Elumelu announced the donation to the three West African countries, where UBA does business. Nigeria had been declared Ebola-free in September.
“This donation is an affirmation of our unshakeable commitment to the continent – and a message that Africa can triumph over this terrible affliction,” he said.
The donation will be disbursed through the UBA Foundation, UBA’s corporate social responsibility arm, and is to be shared equally among the three 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.