NMB bank has donated medical equipments at the Kyeeri Village Clinic, Machame West Ward ,Hai district in Kilimanjaro region with a value of Sh 10 million.
Handing over those equipments,NMB Northern Zone Manager, Aikansia Muro said current health sector challenges being faced by wananchi led NMB to give priority in trying to reduce them. Health is one of the main pillars of development for any nation in the world.
“We recognize government efforts towards improving health and education sectors in terms of building more capacity in urban and more especially rural areas as well as providing free education.
“Although the government is doing a lot but we as stakeholders are responsible for supporting the development efforts to the community that has contributed in making us the largest bank in entire country with a 229 branch network, over 7000 Wakalas reaching every corner in the country, ” said Muro.
She added that for several years NMB has been supporting various development projects by focusing on education projects for purchasing desks, wood building materials, iron sheets for roofing as well as the health sector where we support with hospital beds, sheeets, mattresses and delivery kits.
Hai District Commissioner , Lengai Ole Sabaya thanked NMB for the support, saying it would reduce long distance travelled by Hai residents to pursue quality health care services and ofcourse increase access to safe delivery services for women.
He said the only way to show gratitude to the bank is to support it in their activities and asked villagers to utilize the bank services.
The District Medical Officer, Dr. Irene Haule, said in collaboration with various development partners will tackle challenges in order to improve health sector including the shortage of health workers,also added that support will help more than 4,000 villagers in Kyeeri and Tindigani .