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Ecobank Liberia Limited branch in Pleebo, Maryland County has improved services to ease constraints faced by thousands of cuThe branch in Pleebo provides service to five counties in southeast Liberia, including Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Grand Kru, Sinoe and host Maryland.stomers in southeast Liberia.


Branch Manager Moibah Barwoh, told this paper in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, 16 August that he and his team decided to improve facilities to better services to customers, including public service employees who get paid thru the bank as well as Western Union services, among others.

He vows that Ecobank Pleebo branch under his watchful eyes will continue to work with headquarters in Monrovia to ensure those needed services are provided to customers.

“It is because of them we are here and if they are not catered to, they will leave and we will have no job to do and feed our family. Therefore, we should serve all of our customers with due respect”, he emphasizes.

Mr. Barwon continues that since the Pleebo branch is the only one in the region catering to a population of over 239,897 persons from Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Grand Kru, Sinoe and Maryland counties, there is a need for improved services.

For his part, Pleebo Sodoken Statutory District Superintendent, Tomu Y. Hoto, lauds the Ecobank management particularly Mr. Moibah Barwoh, who took over recently for greatly improving services to citizens and residents in the southeastern region.

Superintendent Hoto notes that the improvement of the banking services is a boost to Maryland County especially, the commercial city of Pleebo where the Ecobank branch is situated.

John Sieh, Cathrine Toe, and Rebecca Togba of Sinoe, Grand Kru, and River Gee, respectively speaking with this paper in Pleebo, extend thanks and appreciation to the bank management for the level of improvement in its facilities.

According to them, they spent nearly a week to cash one check in the past, but Mr. Barwoh’s administration has given them hope and that they could now go to Pleebo and encash checks the same day though there is queue, but the comfortable sitting environment is encouraging.

Ecobank withdrew from Harper City some three years ago, and early this year closed its Zwedru office, leaving only Pleebo branch functional, which is catering to a very huge population in the entire southeastern region of Liberia.

Ecobank is a Pan Africanist bank with headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.
It entered Liberia after violence subsided and the subsequent election of Liberia’s first post-conflict President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005. Other commercial banks in the country include United Bank of Africa, GN Bank Limited, International Bank Liberia, Liberia Bank for Investment and Development, and Afriland Bank, respectively.

By George K. Momo/ Maryland-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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