Centenary Bank announced its contribution to ‘Etofaali Lyamasiiro’ one of the Kingdom’s development projects. Etofaali Lyamasiiro which literately means One Brick for the Royal Tombs, is geared towards the the reconstruction of the Kasubi Tombs that were destroyed in a fire in March 2010. At least shs3 billion is required to complete the reconstruction works which kicked off last year.
At the launch, Fabian Kasi, the Managing Director Centenary Bank, said the Bank was chosen as the Kingdom’s official finance partner. “As the Kingdom’s official finance partner, we will be in charge of collecting CenteMobile money contributions towards all the Kingdom projects under the ‘Buganda Twezimbe Project starting today and we pledge to execute this task with diligence,” Mr Kasi said.
All funds will be collected through the bank’s CenteMobile banking platform and will be saved on Buganda Twezimbe’s account number 2210600019 at Centenary Bank.
CenteMobile is a full banking service which enables its customers to carry out financial transactions and access banking information using their mobile phones, anytime and anywhere. The service allows customers to transfer funds from their Centenary Bank accounts to other Centenary Bank accounts, monitor and check their account balances, request for mini-statements, purchase airtime and pay utility bills like; electricity and water.
Mr. Kasi revealed that over the past 30 years, Centenary Bank has put Buganda at the very heart of its operations because of its importance in the prosperity of the bank. “It is this very reason that has made us to consistently be a part of activities of the kingdom such as the rehabilitation of the Royal Tombs (Amasiro), E’kisakaate, the Buganda Tourism Expo and the Youth Savings Project,” he said.
Buganda Kingdom is the birth place of Centenary Bank and hosts Mapeera House, the bank’s $40 million (Shs100 billion) head office in the heart of Kampala City.
The bank has 61 branches and 146 Automated Teller Machines countrywide and most of these are located in districts within the Kingdom such as Mukono, Kayunga, Kiboga, Masaka, Mpigi, Kyotera, Lyantonde, Mityana, Mubende, Wakiso, and Entebbe Municipality, among others.
The bank also handed over a tent to Katikiro Mayiga to act as a constant reminder of the continued support that Centenary Bank pledges to continue offering the Kingdom. While handing over the tent, Mr Kasi said, “We are aware that as the Katikiro of Buganda, your home is a home of many sons, daughters and friends of the Kingdom who visit you on a regular basis. It is our hope that the gift we have handed over today, will make your home an even more comfortable place for each and every single guest who comes to visit you and your family”.
In response, Katikiro Mayiga welcomed Centenary Bank’s contribution and commended the bank for the good gesture and unrelenting cooperation with the Kingdom. “We thank Centenary Bank for its kindness and continued support to our initiatives. Your contribution today shows that Centenary Bank is indeed our bank. I urge all the people in Buganda especially the youth to support Centenary Bank because it’s our partner in development,” he said.
He said that products like CentePiki, CenteYouth Loan, CenteEducation loan, CenteLoan, CentePlus and CenteMortgage, are all tailored to meet their financial needs.