NCBA on Tuesday opened its 85th branch at Chwele Market in Bungoma County as it targets traders at what is touted as the second-largest open-air market in Kenya.

The new branch was officially unveiled by Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka in an elaborate ceremony graced by NCBA Group Executive Director and CFO David Abwoga.

Abwoga indicated that the opening of the new branch, which is the second NCBA branch in Bungoma County, which greatly facilitate the development of the region’s economy.

“We are committed to providing world-class financial solutions to our customers through our vast range of products and services, which are tailored to meet local needs while being inspired by global innovation,” said Abwoga.

The branch, which opened on February 28, boasts of eight staff members and more than 270 customers as Bungoma becomes the 10th county to host more than one NCBA branch.

David Abwoga and Kenneth Lusaka. PHOTO/NCBA

“The opening of this second branch, therefore marks the start of financial freedom for business operators, residents, schools, and other customers who transact large amounts of money in the county and Chwele,” said Lusaka.

The Chwele NCBA branch will offer savings and current accounts, loans, investment solutions for wholesalers, and asset finance solutions for retailers among other services.