April 19, 2024


Equality opinion

BADEA extends USD20 million to UDB for private sector development

BADEA extends USD20 million to UDB for private sector development

The Arab Lender for Economic Advancement in Africa (BADEA) has currently accredited a USD20 Million funding line to Uganda Improvement Bank Ltd (UDB), the country’s nationwide Advancement Finance Establishment, aimed at supporting the non-public sector in Uganda.

The two organizations have signed agreements to increase the motivation witnessed by the by H.E. Dr. Fahad Aldossari, the Chairman Board of Administrators BADEA and Mrs. Patricia Ojangole, the Controlling Director UDB.

The funding will be extended to the critical sectors of the economic climate USD10 million trade finance line of credit score will be employed solely to finance qualified import transactions from the Arab international locations and USD10 million will be made use of solely to finance eligible private sector assignments for the reward of sub-borrowers in Uganda.

“This new funding will go a very long way in bridging funding gaps in the vital financial and effective sectors significantly Primary Agriculture, Agro-Business and Producing,” Ms Patricia Ojangole, the Managing Director UDB said throughout signing of the agreements at Speke Resort Munyonyo – Kampala.

UDB’s romance with BADEA’s dates again to 1985 when the Bank acquired its’ first line of credit rating to assist the private sector. BADEA has earlier prolonged to UDB 4 strains of credit history that have all been completely used.

“Today’s new funding of USD20 million will bring the total selection of lines of credit rating prolonged to the Lender by BADEA to 6 (06), a crystal clear demonstration of BADEA’s commitment to guidance UDB in its aspiration of fostering Uganda’s socio-financial enhancement. It is also testament to the self-confidence of our stakeholders in the Bank and the position it is participating in, and aligns with UDB’s ambition to diversify its funding foundation thereby empower it to deal with the frequently expanding need for client cash,” Ms Ojangole provides.

In her closing remarks, Ms Ojangole applauded BADEA’s support and reiterated the Bank’s motivation to delivering its mandate of increasing the high quality of lifetime of Ugandans.


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