NBC provides 920 bags of cement, 100 desks for enhancing education

29Nov 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Mtwara
The Guardian
NBC provides 920 bags of cement, 100 desks for enhancing education

THE National Bank of Commerce (NBC) has provided 920 bags of cement (46 tonnes) valued at 21m/- for the construction of two dormitories at Kiriba secondary school in Musoma district, Mara region.

Students of Kiriba secondary school in Musoma district, Mara region with NBC Musoma branch staff and the school’s staff show the 920 bags of cement provided by NBC as assistance for the construction of two dormitories for boys and girls at the school. The function was held at the school at the weekend. Photo: Guardian Correspondent

The bank also provided 100 desks to Libobe and Tangazo secondary schools in Mtwara region as part of NBC decision to support of government’s efforts and people’s efforts to strengthen the education sector.

Speaking at the event presenting the assistance at the schools at the weekend NBC Musoma branch manager, Sophia Lyimo and her Mtwara counterpart Editha Mwakatobe said the assistance aims at supporting current efforts in strengthening education infrastructure in the country.

“The 920 bags of cement we are today presenting is for construction of two dormitories for both boys and girls at Kiriba secondary School.

“People and the government have accomplished the structures and we have seen it fit to support them with building cement to complete the work,” said Lyimo.

She hailed the government for dishing out 60m/- for the construction of classrooms at the school.

Speaking at a similar function regarding the donation of 50 school desks for Libobe secondary school in Mtwara District, NBC Mtwara bank manager Editha Mwakatobe said the support was part of 100 desks being provided by the Bank to the school as well as Tangazo secondary school in the same district, also aimed to supplement government’s efforts in improving the country’s education sector.

“Our aim is to ensure the dreams of these children are realised as well as supporting President Samia Suluhu Hassan in providing quality education.

“In the circumstances we are presenting the desks and chairs for the students as it is NBC’s pleasure to see various challenges confronting students are solved especially in regard to the education sector,” she said.

Speaking soon after receiving the desks on behalf of Libobe Secondary School, Mtwara District Commissioner, Dunstan Kyobya apart from thanking NBC, said the government is mobilised to ensure it solves all education challenges by working together with various stakeholders.

“This assistance has come at the right time as currently we are in need of 72 chairs and desks for students earmarked to start lessons early next year.

“This is only the beginning because next week NBC will present to us similar assistance for Tangazo secondary school,” said the DC.

He also called on NBC to see the possibility of opening a bank agency (WAKALA service) at the area for the provision of banking services for the residents, especially cashew nuts farmers who earn a lot of money after selling the crops.

For their part, the heads of the two schools thanked NBC on how it was touched and came up for the assistance to the education sector, including refurbishing classrooms, dormitories and provision of school desks.

“Personally I am very much pleased by the NBC assistance, and we truly need other stakeholders to chip in. In regard to this we made special written application for assistance whose results are now discernible,” said Mtani Shadrack, the headmaster of Kiriba secondary school located in Musoma district