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Moza Banco and Muva join forces against gender-based violence
11/09/2020

It was with the well-being of Mozambicans and the improvement of their living conditions in mind that Moza Banco decided once again to join the MUVA platform to campaign against gender-based violence in times of confinement and as a consequence of the new Coronavirus.

The campaign, Gender in Times of Covid-19, aims to raise the families’ awareness that staying at home aims to make the family aware that staying at home should translate into togetherness in the place of domestic violence, be it verbal or physical.

Besides Moza Banco, the project is also supported by MEPT, ALIADAS and MISAU partners, and aims to raise awareness on the importance of togetherness, prevention and dialogue, as a way to prevent the increasing of domestic violence in times of crisis, such as the one we are experiencing at the moment. In these cases, women and children are generally the main victims, hence the need to protect these social groups.

The campaign will last two months, and over this period Moza Banco will disseminate awareness messages in its communication channels, as well as develop other initiatives devoted to gender issues.

This campaign is one of several initiatives that Moza Banco is carrying out within the theme and fighting against Covid-19.

In addition to communication campaigns, Moza Banco has implemented a number of measures to prevent its employees from being contaminated, or its facilities from becoming outbreaks of the virus. 

Among the various measures, the dissemination of information and preventive measures on Covid-19 to employees, customers and the general public, through our respective information channels, as well as the strengthening of cleaning and disinfection procedures at our premises, branches, ATMs and kiosks, are noteworthy. The Bank has determined the mandatory temperature measurement of its employees and customers, as well as the use of protective masks by all employees in customer service.

President of the Republic opens new branch of Moza Banco in Zambezia province
03/09/2020

The President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, opened this Thursday, August 27, the new branch of Moza Banco in the district of Derre, Zambezia province. On the same occasion, the President opened a secondary school, where Moza Banco donated prevention material against Covid-19.

Moza Banco's new branch comes under the presidential inniciative "One District, One Bank", of which the bank is a part and has been extending its distribution network. of which this bank is part and which has been expanding its distribution network. The Bank has now the third largest branch network in the country consisting of 68 business units spread in all provincial capitals and some districts and village.

The district of Derre is more than 150 kilometres away from the city of Quelimane and it has about 100,000 inhabitants. This community will benefit from a range of banking services and produts provided by this newly opened branch. The opening of this branch is part of the country's banking strategy and promotion of the financial inclusion of the population, that for many years has been one of the main challenges for the government and for Moza in particular.

"This infrastructure comes at a very good time and will contribute to the growth of this district. Moza Banco must continue with this kind of projects, not only here in Zambezia but throughout the country", said the President of the Republic to all participants in the opening ceremony of the branch.

Also regarding the event, the director of Moza Banco, Manuel Vasconcelos Guimarães, stressed that with this Branch Moza intends to serve everyone: the general population, producers, traders, public officials and state agents, local entrepreneurs, public and private institutions with emphasis on micro, small and medium sized companies, offering financial solutions adjusted to their specific needs.

Still in Derre, the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi opened the local Secondary School, where Moza Banco donated protective materialial against Covid-19.

The material is intended to help the newly opened school to protect against Covid-19, at a time classes are expected to resume in secondary school and without a prediction of when the pandemic will come to an end.

Moza Banco's director said in the occasion that the donation falls within the scope of the company's social responsibility and is part of the efforts the bank has been placing to minimise the effects of this disease.

"Moza Banco is a bank of Mozambicans and the greatest commitment it has is even to Mozambicans, so it is concerned to support, in what it can, particularly at times of crisis like this, highlighted Manuel Guimarães".

President of the Republic opens the new branch of Moza Banco in the province of Zambezia
27/08/2020

The President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, opened this Thursday, August 27, the new branch of Moza Banco in the district of Derre, Zambezia province. On the same occasion, the President opened a secondary school, where Moza Banco donated prevention material against Covid-19.

Moza Banco's new branch comes under the presidential initiative "One District, One Bank", of which the bank is a part and has been extending its distribution network. The Bank has now the third largest branch network in the country consisting of 68 business units spread in all provincial capitals and some districts and village.

The district of Derre is located more than 150 kilometres away from the city of Quelimane and it has about 100,000 inhabitants. This community will benefit from a range of banking services and products provided by this newly opened branch. The opening of this branch is part of the country's banking strategy and promotion of the financial inclusion to the population. This financial inclusion  has for many years been one of the main challenges for the government and for Moza in particular.

"This infrastructure comes at a very good time and will contribute to the growth of this district. Moza Banco must continue with this kind of projects, not only here in Zambezia but throughout the country", said the President of the Republic to all participants in the opening ceremony of the branch.

On the event, one of the Director of Moza Banco, Manuel Vasconcelos Guimarães, said that with this branch Moza intends to serve everyone: the general population, producers, traders, public officials and the State Agents, local entrepreneurs, public and private institutions with emphasis on micro, small and medium sized companies, by offering financial solutions adjusted to the locals’ specific needs.

Still in Derre, the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi opened the local Secondary School, where Moza Banco donated protective material against Covid-19.

The material is intended to help the newly opened school in the protection against Covid-19, at a time secondary school classes are expected to resume and without expectation of the end of the pandemic.

Moza Banco's Director also said that the donation falls within the scope of the company's social responsibility and is part of the efforts the bank has been placing to minimise the effects of this disease.

"Moza Banco is a bank of Mozambicans and the biggest commitment it has is even with the Mozambicans, so it is concerned to support, in what is within its reach, particularly in times of crisis like this, highlighted Manuel Guimarães".

Moza Bank is the best regional bank in Southern Africa
26/08/2020

Moza Banco has just been elected the best regional bank in Southern Africa in an event that rewards the best participants in the sector in the continent each year. This year the ceremony took place virtually due to the limitations caused by Covid-19.

The awards are promoted by African Banker Magazine with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and aim to highlight the achievements of companies and individuals who contribute to the transformation and development of the financial sector in Africa.

Besides, it also aims to acknowledge the efforts made by those who have driven growth and development, thus creating new economic opportunities for citizens and communities across the continent.

It is in this context that Moza Banco was distinguished as the best bank in the southern African. This distinction was based on the extraordinary evolution of the bank's commercial activity indicators, the expansion of the branch network, the quality of the service provided, embodied in the provision of value-added products and services for customers and the wider market.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Moza Banco, João Figueiredo, manifested satisfaction for this Moza Banco distinction and highlighted the fact that this is an award to the whole Moza's family and the country. "This is for all of us, as Mozambicans and as part of Moza Banco, a matter of great pride".

"I would like to express our special appreciation and gratitude to all those who have contributed to the consolidation and growth of Moza Banco, and who are the true "workers" of this award, particularly the Employees, for the committed and professional way they have conducted their mission, our Customers for maintaining their trust in this Institution, our Shareholders for all the support they have given us and also the Supervisory and Governmental Authorities for their availability and support to the processes the Bank has been developing".

João Figueiredo also highlighted the moment this award arrives to Moza Bank, which is "such a difficult moment for humanity, due to the Covid-19 pandemic", and therefore took the moment to say that "we will all be and continue to be together with our authorities and our governors in order to defeat this strong pandemic that is afflicting humanity".

In addition to the "Best Regional Bank" category, in which Moza Banco competed and won, it worth mentioning that the respective CEO was among the 5 finalists to the " banker of the year " award, which he already won in 2013.

Moza supports campaign for the recovery of those affected by the conflicts in Cabo Delgado
25/08/2020

Moza Banco will support an initiative for the recovery of population affected by the conflicts that have been taking place in Cabo Delgado since 2017. The campaign consists in offering self-employment kits, where Moza Banco will support through the sewing machines and kits to allow the start of the activity.

This is an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce of Mozambique and Portugal, which aims to support as many as possible out of 250 thousand families displaced from their areas of origin due to the terrorist attacks that have been devastating the province of Cabo Delgado.

The aim is to help the families to restart their lives in a sustainable way, hence the name "restarting life by creating self-employment for the refugees’ families in Cabo Delgado".  This will be done by offering work kits for various activities by the Chamber and partners, one of them being Moza Banco.

Moza Banco was moved by the despair story of some families, where children sleep without food and their parents in the anguish for not having what to provide to their families. For this reason, the bank decided to support the campaign in buying these sewing machines and their work-kits.

The kits will contain a piece of fabric, machine needles, thimbles, thread rolls, scissors, pins, reel, buttons, tape measure, chalk, machine oil, carbon pencil, elastic (30m), ruler and 6mm screwdriver.

"This, in fact, is an action that we consider tiny; however, this is what we can and we believe that if several other entities proceed in the same way we will be able help in a very significant way. As per our national anthem, millions of arms, one force", said João Figueiredo, Chairman of Moza Banco.

Besides purchasing the sewing machines, Moza Banco will use its channels, such as ATM and others to raise awareness of other collective and individual entities supporting the campaign to ensure its success.

The donations will be delivered in a public ceremony on a date to be announced and divided between the Islamic Community and the Diocese of Pemba, that both will select the beneficiaries and this may include refugees in Pemba, Mueda, Montepuez and Metuge.