Kenya’s President Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta during his state visit in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 21st April. 2021 commended Equity Bank for its rapid expansion in the continent which has promoted African unity and economic freedom.
Mr. Kenyatta was speaking during the official inauguration of the merger between Banque Commerciale du Congo (BCDC) and Equity Bank Congo (EBC) into Equity Banque Commercial du Congo (Equity BCDC) after an approval of the merger by the Central Bank of Congo on 29th December 2020. The newly formed BCDC has assets worth $2.5 billion, 74 branches and approximately 1 million customers.
The President also urged other corporate entities to follow the footsteps of Equity Bank by creating opportunities for all through trade.
Equity Bank CEO, Mr. Paul Mwangi thanked President Kenyatta for creating an enabling environment which allows Kenyan private sector players to venture into the region and the continent.
Equity Bank has presence in DRC, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan. Rwanda and a representative office in Ethiopia.
Read more on Equity Expansion to DRC at: https://www.president.go.ke/2021/04/21/president-kenyatta-commends-equity-bank-for-growing-africas-economic-freedom-through-its-continental-expansion/?fbclid=IwAR0K3KJnFJM1yELxn3W_Z1p58CkiJSL_zOskP0WtAYjz9_JiJqd3sOlZsqI