MEBK Opens New Branch In Eldoret To Provide Innovative Solutions For SMEsOmaheke wants improved rural electrification

The Middle East Bank Kenya (MEBK) unveiled a new branch in Eldoret to meet the ever-growing demand for innovative financial solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), access to credit for lower-income earners, and digital banking solutions in the region.

Since its Incorporation in 1980, as an established financial institution, with branches in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Eldoret, it has an asset base of Sh 12.96 billion as of December 31, 2022, which enables the Bank to leverage its expertise and resources to drive economic growth and prosperity in the country and beyond.

Speaking during the launch of the newest branch along Kenyatta Street, Eldoret town, Middle East Bank Kenya Limited (MEBK), Investment Secretary, Esther Koimett, said the event marks a significant milestone in the bank’s strategic expansion initiatives and commitment to serving the growing financial needs of communities across Kenya.

She noted that the institution embraces a customer-centric approach and commitment to delivering tailore
d financial solutions.

‘At Middle East Bank, we prioritize understanding and addressing the diverse needs of our customers,’ said Koimett during the launch occasion.

‘The launch of our Eldoret branch underscores our dedication to providing accessible, innovative banking products and services that empower individuals and businesses to achieve their financial goals,’ she added.

On his part, Uasin Gishu County Governor Dr. Jonathan Bii Chelilim expressed his enthusiasm for the launch, stating, ‘The opening of Middle East Bank’s Eldoret branch is a testament to the positive momentum in business activity within the county. We welcome this development as a sign of confidence in Eldoret’s potential as a thriving economic hub. I extend my gratitude to the Middle East Bank and encourage investors to explore the promising opportunities available in Uasin Gishu County.’

The ceremony featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the County Governor, Moiben MP Phylis Bartoo, and the bank’s leadership.

Attendees had
the opportunity to tour the facilities of the bank and interact with Middle East Bank’s management, who are poised to deliver innovative banking experiences to customers in Eldoret and surrounding areas.

Middle East Bank Kenya Limited remains committed to fostering financial inclusion, driving economic development, building strong partnerships with communities across Kenya, and fuelling MSME’s growth by recognising their pivotal role in economic development through digital innovation, inclusivity, environmental sustainability, and trade.

Source: Kenya News Agency

GOBABIS: Inhabitants of the Omaheke Region are advocating for the establishment of an electricity distribution body to, amongst others, enhance rural electrification in the region.

These recommendations emerged during consultations with the National Planning Commission, whose findings were shared on Monday in Gobabis.

The report from the consultations underscored the residents’ desire for improved rural electrification, noting that although the central government has made efforts in this regard, more needs to be done.

Additionally, while a significant portion of the population has access to clean drinking water and water for farming, there was a call for the maintenance and rehabilitation of old boreholes, alongside the adoption of cost-effective solar water systems.

‘There is a need to maintain and rehabilitate old boreholes that have existed for close to 35 years. It was also proposed that Government should supply water to virgin land to mitigate against drought in the region,’ read the report.

With re
gards to budget allocation, residents expressed dissatisfaction with limited resources and called for the fast-tracking of the enactment of the Constituency Development Fund Bill to empower local governments in planning and delivering services.

The report also highlighted shortages of fully equipped ambulances in the region, with many health facilities resorting to using bakkies for patient transportation.

Lineekela Mboti, the Chief Executive Officer of the African Peer Review Mechanism who spoke on behalf of National Planning Commission Director General Obeth Kandjoze, stressed the importance of citizen engagement in meetings of this nature.

‘Some are saying we are doing this because this is an election year, but development has nothing to do with politics, it is a process. Your input will help Central Government to bring solutions to different challenges faced by sectors in our region,’ he said.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency