By Eddie Ssejjoba
JINJA residents are not happy with the banks for refusing to open branches in the area. This has made them feel as a periphery of Kampala, the Jinja LC5 boss, Hannington Basakana, has said.
â€œWe have the capacity to make use of the bank services, but you have been skipping us. However, we are happy that you have listened to our pleas,â€ he said at the opening of the dfcu Bank Jinja branch on Lady Alice Muloki Road recently.
Juma Kisaame, the dfcu chief, said the bank aimed at building a strong partnership with the local community.
â€œIn banking, partnership is about commitment. We ask you to pay back when you acquire loans because we are committed to giving you the best services.â€
Opening the branch would open the door to both short and long-term finance facilities, he promised. â€œI have been lobbying the board to open up a branch here and convinced them that you would be able to utilise our services. Therefore, do not let me down,â€ Kisaame said.
The residents appealed to the Government to control inflation, saying it affected the saving culture.