Babati DC salutes NMB Bank for investment in community services

25Jan 2022
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Babati DC salutes NMB Bank for investment in community services

INVESTMENT in the country’s community services including health and education sectors has earned NMB Bank Plc’s management praises from Babati District Commissioner, Lazaro Twange.

NMB Northern Zone manager, Dismas Prosper (1st L) handing over building materials to Babati District Commissioner, Lazaro Twange (1st R) in support of construction of a dispensary at Nangara ward in the district. Photo courtesy of NMB.

Twange said in Babati last week after receiving a donation of construction materials for Nangara and Maisaka health centers in the district valued at 12m/-, that NMB’s investments in community projects is making significant changes.

“This donation has brought new hope to Nangara ward residents because their health center will now be completed,” he said while adding that many rural based people in his district are walking long distances to seek medical services.

Babati District Council Chairman, Abdulrahman Kololi said the NMB support had come at the right time when residents of the district are struggling to complete their health centers projects. “This is what we call giving back to the community after we supported your business activities in the district,” Kololi said.

Kololi’s praises were seconded by Special Seats legislator for Manyara region, Asia Halamga who said NMB is a true friend of the public. “I as a representative of youth from Manyara region have witnessed NMB donations taking place in various parts of the country and on regular basis,” Halamga said.

She called upon other corporate entities to emulate the Dar es Salaam based lender’s generosity because the government needs backing by stakeholders to improve education and health services. “We have many companies and banks operating in Manyara and Babati which should be supporting social services,” the lawmaker charged.

NMB’s Northern Zone Manager, Dismas Prosper said the bank backs state efforts to improve education and health sectors because of the importance to economic growth. “In addition to the good work being done by the government, we as stakeholders also have a direct responsibility to invest in social services,” Prosper said. The donated items included iron sheets, timber, nails and fisher-boards.