Construction materials, desks, medical choke bulk of 900m/- bank budge

08Nov 2019
Michael Eneza
The Guardian
Construction materials, desks, medical choke bulk of 900m/- bank budge

THE bulk of 900m/- which has been spent by NMB Bank Plc’s on community support projects has gone to construction materials, desks, laboratory and medical equipment for public facilities this year so far.

Pupils from a public primary school in Mbeya region sampling NMB donated desks earlier this year. File photo.

NMB which allocated 1bn/- for community investments this year, has donated iron sheets, timber, steel bars for construction and renovation of schools, health centers and laboratories across the country since January this year.

“For many years, NMB has been investing heavily in community projects such as education and health as part of our pay back to the public policy to share profits made from our business activities,” said the bank’s Southern Highlands Zone Manager, Straton Chilongola.

Chilongola said in Mufindi district of Njombe region earlier this week after donating 100 desks to Maduma and Uhambila Primary Schools in the district that NMB management appreciates support being given by the public to its business activities.

“As part of our appreciation we have been setting aside one percent of our next profit to finance community projects through our corporate social responsibility program,” he noted.

 He said apart from supporting education and health, the bank’s CSR budget also supports disaster relief through donations to victims of various calamities which face the community.

“We also back these areas to complement government efforts to improve quality and availability of education and health services to the public,” the NMB Zone Manager added.

Speaking after receiving the materials, Mufindi District Commissioner, Jamhuri William paid tribute to NMB management and staff for the support saying the 100 desks will help improve the learning environment in the two public schools.

“We only hope that NMB’s management will continue with this generosity to support our public schools which are facing shortage of many teaching materials and facilities,” said William in a speech delivering on his behalf by Malangali Divisional Secretary, Andrew Chunga.

Meanwhile Arusha Regional Commissioner, Mrisho Gambo also commended the bank for donating chairs and tables worth 10m/- to public schools in Arusha Rural District.

NMB Northern Zone Manager, Aikansia Muro said after handing over the donation that the bank’s leadership appreciates efforts to nurture an educated generation for future growth.

In Rorya District of Mara Region, District Commissioner, Simon Chacha also received 125 desks donated to various public schools from NMB’s acting Lake Zone Manager, Amos Mubusi during the week. 

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