Gaborone, 22 April 2021 – Absa Bank Botswana remains committed to contributing towards the growth and development of local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Furthermore, the Bank continues to seek innovative and purposeful ways to deliver value adding solutions to its stakeholders. In this regard, Absa Bank Botswana recently hosted a business webinar titled “Women in Business”. The engagement featured insightful discussions amongst a panel of industry experts aimed at addressing critical issues that women entrepreneurs face as well as available opportunities in the current environment.
“As Absa Bank Botswana, we recognise that SMMEs are the heartbeat of any economy and we are always looking for sustainable solutions to help contribute towards their growth. We are aware of the challenges they face on a daily basis. We also recognise that as a bank, we are in a unique position to use our own assets and talents to offer value chain to our SMMEs. We are highly cognisant of the role that we play and the responsibility that we have to contribute to the sustainable development and growth of the communities in which we operate. We are therefore pleased to have the opportunity to host and leverage platforms such as this webinar to promote women entrepreneurship,” said Ms Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane, Managing Director of Absa Bank Botswana Limited.
In recent times, COVID-19 has significantly impacted the socio-economic fiber of communities. Today, businesses are faced with uncertainty, competing challenges and uncharted waters as they continue to navigate the impacts of the pandemic. The webinar demonstrated the importance of market collaborations during these challenging times as the Bank seeks to bring great minds together and bring possibilities to life. The speakers for the engagement included Head of Enterprise and Supply Chain Development (ESD), Ms. Kushatha Chilisa; Head of Sourcing, Mr. Geoffrey Phonchi; and Head of Agribusiness, Mr. Thomas Harvey.
“Through our Citizenship agenda, we are committed to have a positive impact in society as we aim to become a purpose-driven financial services organisation. We believe in creating opportunities for our customers to make their possibilities real and in supporting them every step of the way. Furthermore, we are dedicated to finding solutions to uniquely local challenges and everything we do focuses on adding value and bringing possibilities to life.” Concluded Pheko-Moshagane.