DC salutes NMB Bank for sustained investment in community services

12Sep 2019
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
DC salutes NMB Bank for sustained investment in community services

SUSTAINED investments in community services such as education and health has earned NMB bank Plc’s leadership praises from Mpwapwa District Commissioner, Jabir Shekimweri. The 5m/- donation comprised of five beds and mattresses, 25 bed-sheets and two labour ward beds.

NMB Central Zone Manager Nsolo Mlozi (R) handing over desks to officials from Bahi district in Dodoma region earlier this year.

Shekimweri said earlier this week while receiving medical materials donated by NMB to JKT Mpwapwa company number 826 earlier this week, that sustained support to social services is important to nurture a health and educated population which constitutes NMB’s clients.

“Through this donation which you have presented today, the bank directly touches on community wellbeing because health is a vital service as many people receive treatment from this hospital,” Shekimweri said.

He said this year so far, NMB has already donated educational materials to back public schools most of which lack basic things like classrooms, textbooks and desks, among many other things. “It’s the third time so far this year that I am receiving donations from NMB,” the Mpwapwa DC added while calling on other commercial banks and corporations to borrow a leaf from the Dar es Salaam based lender.

JKT Mpwapwa representative, Colonel Festus Mang’wela also paid tribute to the bank’s management saying the donation will go a long way in improving health services at the public health centre.

“This health centre is overwhelmed because it treats both military personnel and their families but also civilians from neighbouring villages,” Col Mang’wela said while commending the timing of the donation as the barracks is set to start receiving form six leavers on compulsory military service for three months.

NMB’s Central Zone Manager, Nsolo Mlozi said the medical materials donation was made following a request from authorities in the district.”We at NMB support three key areas which are education, health and disaster relief through budgeted resources annually,” Mlozi said while noting that so far this year over 110m/- has been donated to Dodoma region.