Speaking in Dar es Salaam this week, NBC Head of Small and Medium Customers, Evance Luhimbo said for several years, the bank has been actively engaged in supporting community development activities in the country in areas including education, health and entrepreneurship.
“As bankers, we are obliged to plough back part of our profit by financing various community projects because NBC has a proven track record of providing quality banking services for over 52 years in the market,” Luhimbo said.
He pointed out that NBC’s management will continue to support similar projects which benefits ordinary people because their welfare is the bank’s future business as a healthy, educated population is crucial as market for banking services.
Luhimbo noted that as soon as the bank received a request from Bahari Rotary club for the funding, management did not hesitate to assist hence decided to partner with the charitable organisation to back the noble cause.
“We are informed by the conviction that a healthy community which is also empowered economically boasts a better position to contribute to national development,” he added.
In recent days, NBC has given grants which include building materials for construction of classrooms in Lindi and Zanzibar, medical equipment for Morogoro Region Referral Hospital and dissemination of financial and entrepreneurship knowledge in various schools in the country.
Some projects which have also received NBC backing include treatment of children with heart problems at Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute, renovation of libraries at Buyuni and Mtakuja primary schools in Dar es Salaam.