NCBA Bank launches 2024 Golf Series, marks World Environment Day

NCBA Bank, in collaboration with the Uganda Golf Club (UGC), has launched the 2024 NCBA Golf Series, aimed at promoting the development of golf and inspiring greatness in Uganda’s golfing fraternity. The bank also seized the opportunity to emphasize its comprehensive sustainability initiative aimed at combating climate change and preserving Uganda’s natural ecosystems. The NCBA […] The post NCBA Bank launches 2024 Golf Series, marks World Environment Day appeared first on Kawowo Sports.

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NCBA Bank, in collaboration with the Uganda Golf Club (UGC), has launched the 2024 NCBA Golf Series, aimed at promoting the development of golf and inspiring greatness in Uganda’s golfing fraternity.

The bank also seized the opportunity to emphasize its comprehensive sustainability initiative aimed at combating climate change and preserving Uganda’s natural ecosystems.

Some of the ladies who took part in the NCBA Golf series launch tourney

The NCBA Golf series, now in its fourth annual edition, is set to be bigger and more thrilling than ever before.

Spanning across golf clubs in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda, the NCBA Golf Series will solidify its position as the premier golfing event in East Africa.

This year the NCBA Golf Series will also be held for the first time at Jinja Club in addition to Uganda Golf Club and Entebbe Club.

Today, we celebrate greatness. Our unwavering commitment to supporting golf stems from our belief in greatness, and that belief inspires everything we do including helping our 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. Mark Muyobo, the NCBA bank Chief Executive Officer

Mark Muyobo ready to drive off

Muyobo remarked that the tournament, whose opening coincided with their celebrations to mark the world environment day, is in line with NCBA’s commitment to sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship.

He said through the NCBA “Change the Story” initiative, which is the bank’s flagship sustainability framework, NCBA aims to minimize its direct impact on the climate while executing an elaborate tree planting program.

Security minister Jim Muhwezi ready to drive off

As part of this endeavor, NCBA Bank planted 200 trees at the Uganda Golf Course, as part of their pledged to plant 33 hectares of trees in alignment with the government’s National Development Plan (NDP) III, which seeks to restore 24% of Uganda’s forest cover by 2040.

Speaking on the importance of sustainability, Muyobo reiterated NCBA’s dedication to reducing direct emissions by more than 50% by 2030 through various initiatives and system improvements.

Today, we planted 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. Mark Muyobo, the NCBA bank Chief Executive Officer

Security minister Jim Muhwezi and Confederation of Africa Golf President Johnson Omollo at Uganda Golf Club, Kampala | Credit: David Isabirye

The event coincides with the bank’s celebrations to mark the World Environment Day, observed annually on June 5th, with Uganda’s theme for 2024 being “Land Restoration for Climate Resilience.”

Tree planting at the Uganda Golf Club course of NCBA Bank
John Musimenta, a national team golfer swings off | Credit: David Isabirye

Muyobo challenged Ugandan golfers to reflect on the challenges posed by climate change, identify and implement solutions that protect and restore nature.

Over 100 golfers swung in action for the 18-holes action that will climax by evening.

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