NMB donates Sh35m items

NMB Bank Plc has continued to resolve grievances in the education and health sectors, providing items worth Tsh35 million in various regions.
The items includes 35 chairs, 35 tables worth Tsh8 million for the use of teachers at Pugu Station Primary School in Ilala Municipality.
The bank through its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme (CSR), established a community based rehabilitation programme, which allocates one per cent of its profits annually to address various challenges in the education and health sectors as well as disaster across the country.
Donatus Richard, NMB Dar es Salaam Regional Manager handed over the items to the Ila¬la District Administrative Secretary (DAS), Charangwa Seleman.
Richard said the challenges facing the education, health and even disaster sectors were a priority for the bank, thanking the School Committee for their consideration, as they sought solutions to the shortage of chairs and tables for teachers.
“Education challenges are our priority, as we do in health and disasters. The government is do¬ing a lot and great in this sector through the Free Education Pol¬icy, and we support those efforts by giving back to the community part of our profits,” he said.
The DAS Charangwa commended NMB for its support and taking responsibility for the community differently from other institutions in the country, while urging other health stakeholders to emulate the bank’s positive attitude in caring for and fight¬ing for the business community.
“The government is making big efforts to reduce or to get rid of these challenges. Despite being the municipalities priorities by allocating about Tsh700 million, we still need stakeholders support in tackling these challenges,” said Charangwa.
The bank previously provided various items worth Tsh27 million to the sectors of health and education in Songea, Ruvuma, Mkuranga and Kinondoni.
District commissioners received the stuff.
In Songea, the bank donated 50 chairs, 10 tables and 10 cabinets at Madaba Secondary School.
In Mkuranga, NMB donated equipment worth Tsh10 million to Mkamba Kizapala Primary School and Kisemvule Village Dispensary. While Mkamba Primary School was received 160 galvanized sheets for roofing three classrooms and one teachers’ office.