NMB Central Zone Manager, Nsolo Mlozi said the donation which included iron sheets, nails and iron bars has enabled construction of classrooms and health centers in the central region district hence relieving the community of the shortage of the facilities.
Mlozi commended residents of the district for working in partnership with the bank to solve the problem saying NMB has always invested in education, health and disaster relief. “Annually as a policy we allocate a percent of our net profits to invest in community projects,” Mlozi said noting that this year, the Dar es Salaam based lender has set aside over 1bn/- for the purpose.
He said the move will not only allow students to concentrate learning in a conducive environment but also save them from walking long distances to public schools in the district which are better off in terms of quality and standards.
“NMB will continue working with the government in ensuring that challenges facing the community are address with education and health being our priority areas,” the NMB central zone manager added.
Speaking after receiving the donation, Singida district commissioner, Paskasi Mlagiri said the NMB support to Msange Primary School, Mwakichenche and Mwachambia village health centers will go a long way in improving services at the public facilities.
“This donation is also an incentives to communities in these areas to play a role in development of their environments,” Mlagiri said while urging the public to continue taking part in construction of more classrooms, toilets and teachers houses which are in big demand.
The DC’s remarks were backed by Sindiga district council chairman, Eliya Dighah who paid tribute to NMB’s leadership for the support. “Your continued support to our education sector has played a key role in encouraging our children to work hard and perform well in their studies,” Dighah said.