By Ibrahim Kabba Turay
In a bid to solve climate change in Africa, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation, in collaboration with the AURADICALS Foundation, has signed an MOU to plant five thousand trees.
The signing was done on Friday, 20th October, at the UBA Sierra Leone head office, Shallot Street in Freetown.
Making his statement during the signing, the Managing Director and CEO of UBA- Sierra Leone, Mohamed Alhajie Samoura,said the corporate social responsibility arm of the ban had once again taken a remarkable step towards promoting sustainability and fostering Africa’s green revolution.
He said the vision of the UBA chairman is to see Africa combat climate change and reaffirmed its commitment to environmental preservation in line with global efforts to mitigate climate change and advance ecological conservation.
He added that tree planting falls within the four pillars of support to the UBA Foundation and the UBA Group.
He said for the first time in Sierra Leone, UBA was partnering with a very formidable organization to carry out an environmental sustainability plan.
He continued that he knows Auradicals has done tree planting before but this time around they wanted to make it big hence the UBA foundation was coming in to support them in ensuring that the project is successful.
“It’s a five years partnership deal, but it’s a partnership that will last for a life time which the UBA will ensure that they support,” he said.
He further that all UBA branches have a mandate to plant millions of trees across African and that during their group chart in Abuja, they were mandated to go back home and work with local partners so that they can achieve green revolution.
“To us as a bank, this is very symbolic as we are committed to saving our host communities. We are very strong on our corporate social responsibilities as a bank,” he said
The Global Moderator of Auradicals Foundation, Ibrahim Sorie Kamara, said they will continue to be part of the course even though climate change has brought ripple effects to the world by extension.
He said Auradicals has the overtime taken lead in many progressives in Sierra Leone.
He further thanked the entire management of the UBA Sierra Leone Foundation for their effort to the project and assured the management of UBA that the foundation will not disappoint them.