Africa-Press – Sierra-Leone. Sebastian Ashong-Katai, the new incoming Managing Director of the ECOBANK in Sierra Leone, and others have on Friday 8th September 2023 paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Finance, Sheku Ahmed Fantamadi Bangura at his George Street office in Freetown.
The delegation involved, the Chairperson of the Board, the Regional Executive for Anglophone West Africa, the Country Head of Corporate Banking and Aina Moore, the out-going Managing Director.
The reason for this visit is for the outgoing MD, Aina Moore, to bid farewell to the Minister and introduce the new MD taking over the operations of ECOBANK in Sierra Leone and other issues like compliance, digitalisation, interest rates, and foreign currency lending data sharing form part of the discussions.
The minister thanked the outgoing MD for her service in Sierra Leone as well as welcoming the new MD. He updated them on the reforms the government is implementing and called for deepened engagement with the banking sector to leverage opportunities of collaboration that will provide the needed resources for the Government and also strengthen the operations of Commercial banks like ECOBANK.
Aina Moore spoke on the issues of Forex’s availability and Leone’s depreciation and assured the government of the bank’s support, experience and expertise in implementing the Big Five Agenda, especially in agriculture Feed Salone.