Zanzibar’s second Vice President, Ambassador Seif Ali Iddi said this week that NMB has been in the forefront in supporting government efforts to improve delivery of services in key sectors such as education and health.
“As government we thank the bank for the support which supplements state efforts in improving education and health sectors which give the public free services,” Iddi said after receiving the donation for schools in Kikwajuni constituency.
He also commended the constituency’s lawmaker and house of representatives members for doing a good job saying others should learn from them at this point in time when the country is heading for general elections. “You can complete the remaining work in respective constituencies, but never indulge in corruption to woo voters,” the VP warned.
NMB’s donation consisted of 215 iron sheets and 333 pieces of timber targeting construction of Kidutani, Jang’ombe and Miembeni schools in Kikwajuni constituency whose legislator is Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Hamad Masauni.
“This is among our corporate socio responsibility activities for this year. We always allocate at least one percent of the bank’s profits to support education, health and provide disaster relief aid,” said NMB’s Chief Retail Banking, Filbert Mponzi.
Mponzi who presented the donation at a ceremony also attended by the bank’s Zanzibar Branch Manager, Abdallah Duch, said that for the past seven years, the bank has been allocating one percent of its profit to invest in community projects in appreciation of the public’s backing of its business activities.
In a vote of thanks, Masauni paid tribute to NMB’s management and shareholders for allocating money to support community services. Masauni and his house of representatives counterpart, Nassor Salim Ali, said NMB is one of Isles government’s main partner in improving social services.