Staff of Cote d'Ivoire commend management for unusual support during Ivorian Crisis

Staff of UBA subsidiary in Cote d'Ivoire have commended the management of the UBA Group for ensuring the prompt payment of their salaries during the Ivorian civil war, despite the closure of banking and business activities in the country.
GMD/CEO, Phillips Oduoza with staff of UBA Cote d'Ivoir

Members of staff in the world's largest producer of Cocoa noted that UBA was the only financial institution that did not stop or freeze payment of salary during the civil war.

The commendation, among others, were conveyed to the
Group Managing Director, Mr. Phillips Oduoza during a town hall meeting held in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d'Ivoire on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

The 'unusual' support, the staff emphasized, is a clear demonstration that management values staff welfare above all. To show their appreciation, they vowed to work very hard for the success of the subsidiary and the group.

The UBA GMD expressed his appreciation for the dedication of staff, noting that the bank's staff remains its most valuable resource. He said plans are in place to ensure that staff are not materially affected by domestic crisis in any of the 19 African countries the Group operates.


He called on staff to double their effort to ensure UBA Cote d'Ivoire achieves exceptional performance. “You have the potential to rival the best in the Group. I believe with your efforts and support from management, your performance will be impressive and contribute significantly to our future profitability” the GMD said.
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