Liberian President Commends Ecobank’s Developmental Support

The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended Ecobank, describing the bank as a true partner in the reconstruction process in Liberia .

President Sirleaf, who was speaking following the Banker Award that recognized Ecobank as the “Best Bank in Liberia ” said the award is richly deserving, as it would send further signals to the international community that Liberia is ready for business and that the government is doing all within its reach to protect the business environment in Liberia .

According to the Liberian Leader, Ecobank has proven that Africans have the expertise and capacity to provide banking services comparable to what is obtainable in any part of the world.

She commended the bank for its expansion initiative which she said is providing financial access and a source of great and immeasurable relief to rural inhabitants. According to her the bank’s support for microfinance activities which is not common amongst commercial banks is another high mark the bank continues to score within the sector in Liberia.

Speaking earlier, the Managing Director of Ecobank Liberia , Mrs. Morenike Adepoju thanked the Liberian Government for creating the enabling business environment that has led to the bank’s ability to provide value-adding products and services to the bank’s publics in various parts of Liberia and subsequently resulting to international recognitions.

She assured that Ecobank will continue to march forward in strides, scoring a first on all performance indicators to the pride of Liberia and its people.

Ecobank Liberia was one of ten Ecobank affiliates within the Group that emerged winners amongst the 148 countries recognized for the 2008 Bankers’ Awards, thereby putting the country on the map of world class banking institutions.

The Banker Awards is often described as the most esteemed and credible banking industry award in the world.

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