NCBA Bank injects UGX80m into 2024 Golf Series

Peter 10th Jun, 2024 Financial Services Pedson Mumbere
NCBA Bank injects UGX80m into 2024 Golf Series

Mark Muyobo (L) and his teammates at the launch of the 2024 Golf Series.


NCBA Bank Uganda in conjunction with the Uganda Golf Club, have launched the 2024 NCBA Golf Series, a premier event aimed at advancing the sport of golf and fostering excellence within Uganda’s golfing community.

Top officials said the event, in which NCBA Bank has injected more than UGX80 million, is symbolic of their dedication to sustainability.

Now in its fourth annual edition, the NCBA Golf Series promises to be more expansive and exhilarating than ever, traversing several golf clubs across Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

  • This year, East Africa's foremost golfing event will make its debut at Jinja Club, followed by Uganda Golf Club and Entebbe Club.

The bank also sponsors the NCBA Junior Golf Series, which concluded its third season last week.

Mark Muyobo, the NCBA Bank Uganda Chief Executive Officer, said their unwavering commitment to supporting golf stems from their belief in greatness, which inspires them to help customers achieve their financial goals.

  • “Our aim is to provide customers with exceptional financial services that enable them to save, invest, and grow their wealth. We encourage all participants to continue pursuing greatness as we journey through this exciting Series,” he said.

The launch of the tournament coincided with NCBA’s celebrations of World Environment Day, on which NCBA Bank planted 200 trees at the Uganda Golf Course, a significant step toward their pledge to plant 33 hectares of trees by 2030.

This effort aligns with Uganda’s National Development Plan (NDP) III, which aims to restore 24% of the country’s forest cover by 2040.

Emphasizing the importance of sustainability, Muyobo also reiterated NCBA’s goal to reduce direct emissions by more than 50% by 2030 through various initiatives and system improvements.

“Today, we plant 200 trees on this golf course as a testament to our commitment to sustainability. Tree planting is integral to combating climate change and preserving our natural ecosystems. Our tree-growing activities yield tangible and lasting benefits, including carbon sequestration, employee engagement, and community empowerment,” he added.

  • Muyobo urged Ugandan golfers to reflect on the challenges posed by climate change and to actively participate in identifying and implementing solutions that protect and restore nature.

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