Speaking after presenting the donations, NMB’s Zone Manager for Southern Highlands, Straton Chilongola said the bank’s responded to a request from the two districts. Chilongola who presented the donation at Nzoka Primary School in Momba said the bank donated 53 desks and 174 pieces of iron sheets valued at 10m/-.
“This donation is meant to back state efforts to improve delivery of education and health services,” he said.
Momba District Commissioner, Juma Irando commended NMB’s leadership for continued support of state investments in education and health plus disaster relief. “NMB has been a very good development partner for us in Momba for many years in addition to giving us better banking services,” said Irando. He said the desks and iron sheets will help boost pupils morale to work hard and excel in education.
Meanwhile at Vwawa designated district hospital, the bank also handed over 174 iron sheets worth 5m/- to assist with expansion of the hospital’s labour wards and visitors’ pavilion so that people who go to see their hospitalised patients can relax.
The hospital’s Director, Dr Lukombodzo Lulandala paid tribute to NMB for the support because for a long time there was shortage of labour wards and a visitors waiting pavilion to avoid congestion. “After this facility was declared as a designated referral hospital, we have witnessed a surge in number of patients compared to when it was Mbozi district hospital,” Dr Lulandala said.
Speaking after handing over the materials, Chilongola said the bank will continue supporting state efforts to improve delivery of services but also provide relief aid when disasters strike. The bank donated 100 desks to Chunya Urban and Kibaoni Primary Schools and 172 iron sheets to back renovation of Makongorosi health centre in Mbeya region.