Housing Finance Bank (@housingfinanceU) held a cheque handover ceremony at its headquarters in Kololo, in support of the Maroons Football Club (@OfficialMaroons) ahead of their participation in the upcoming FUFA Super League this September 2022. #UgandaNews #WhisperEyeNews
The club was established in 1965 by the Uganda Prisons Service and named Mbili Mbili. Based in Luzira Prisons grounds, which has a population of over 20,000 prison staff, the club boasts of a rich history with notable achievements like winning two national league titles, the Super-Mini League 2007 title, and three big-league titles for the 1st Division. They continue to play topflight football and have gained a huge fan base across the country.
As an indigenous bank, Housing Finance Bank takes delight in supporting local sports through its social development agenda and is privileged to have the opportunity to support one of Uganda’s oldest football clubs with a contribution of UGX 10 million.
Michael K Mugabi, Managing Director of Housing Finance Bank said that Housing finance bank is the home of mortgages and it welcomes everyone to corporate with it and it recognizes everyone who needs a roof over their heads which is the very core of the Bank’s existence.
“We empower Ugandans to attain financial freedom and that is something close to our hearts. As a bank, we believe that this partnership will see the re-birth and re-strengthening of the Maroons FC. This will also see the re-birth of patriotism and build what is truly Ugandan. We hope to see the Maroons rise to amazing heights’’ he added.
Bisanga Hillary Commissioner of Prisons in charge of Logistics Management and also the Club’s Board Chairman said that since its inception, the Maroons FC has seen many challenges alongside successes. “With our great partnership with HFB, where we share a common history and common heritage, we hope to rise to amazing heights.
This generous donation of UGX 10M once again shows that HFB is a socially responsible bank that is always ready to give back to worthy social causes in Uganda. It is also evidence of continued good bilateral relations that exist between the bank and Uganda Prisons’’ he added.
Housing Finance Bank is one of the 10 largest banks in Uganda and the leader in mortgage financing, with deep local expertise spanning more than 50 years.