CBA donates water tanks worth 10m/- to public hospitals in Dar

18May 2020
Devota Mwachang'a
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
CBA donates water tanks worth 10m/- to public hospitals in Dar

​​​​​​​COMMERCIAL Bank of Africa (CBA) has donated eight water tanks worth 10m/- to four public hospitals in Dar es Salaam to heighten the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

CEO of CBA (Tanzania) Gift Shoko.

Hospitals that have benefited from the donations are Amana, Sinza, Mwananyamala and Lugalo.

The CEO of CBA (Tanzania) Gift Shoko said the donation means to support the government’s efforts in combating the spread of Covid–19.

“We’re committed to help hospitals provide the right tools for patients and people who visit their patients adhere to hand washing practices as a key weapon to fight coronavirus,” he said, adding:

“As we know, coronavirus infections can occur through cross - contamination, hence we made sure the water tanks are fitted with foot pedals to further protect users...we think of providing other sanitation kits and reach more hospitals in days to come.”

“Immediately upon learning of the growing demand of hand washing facilities, CBA secured water tanks for hospitals, which were in need of the facilities at this critical time when the world and the country is grappling with the pandemic,” Shoko said.

Shoko further said in order to enhance lack of Coronavirus awareness among clients, CBA bank has placed communication in form of emails, text messages, posters, pull-up banners as well as use social media accounts (facebook and twitter) to drive mass messages on correct information on what Covid-19 is and how to protect, prevent and/or take action.

“CBA has placed major priority on safety of staff and customers by strategically placing hand sanitizers in entrances and rooms for easy access and use by our staff. In case of an emergency the bank has allocated special rooms to accommodate such cases as medical support is sought thereafter, this is both at the Head Office as well as across all branches countrywide.”

CBA’s Head of Marketing and Communications, Julius Konyani said despite the current situation of Covid-19 pandemic people should continue working as well as helping the community. The demand of sanitation gear such as gloves, sanitizer and masks is still high.

He added that the Bank has also put systems for non-critical departments to work from home and use digital tools for communication and business continuity ... and urged other corporations to do the same in order to reduce movement and the potential spread of Covid-19.

CBA Tanzania aims at providing customers with exceptional financial services that enable them to save, invest and grow wealth which has indeed developed a reputation to the Bank as a go-to provider for large corporations, institutions, diplomatic missions, NGOs and high net-worth private clients.

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