President HH wrote….
We were delighted to have been invited to launch the new Standard Chartered Bank Head Office in Lusaka today. We congratulated the bank for such an impressive investment of $40 million into the building.
This immovable asset becomes an integral part of the national balance sheet and underscores Standard Chartered Bank’s endurance, commitment and desire to building a better Zambia.
The new building is classified as energy – efficient, which aligns with our government’s efforts to foster environmental sustainability and a robust green economy.
Our team was also impressed by the Bank’s women empowerment initiative, ‘Women in Tech’ that addresses improved access to technology, an idea that is in tandem with our government’s agenda to drive equitable access to opportunities for women, the youth and the differently abled.
We urged Standard Chartered Bank to ensure they avail the new facility to small and medium sized businesses, because we must make credit not only accessible, but also affordable.
President of the Republic of Zambia.