TANZANIA’S Exim Bank Tanzania has donated Ramadan food items to 19 needy households in Zanzibar.
The event was held over the weekend after an Iftar the bank arranged for its customers.
Zanzibar Minister of State, Second Vice-President Office, Hamza Hassan Juma, who was the chief guest handed the items to the families through the Zanzibar-based Shauri Moyo Development Foundation.
Commenting on the event, Exim Head of Marketing and Communication Stanley Kafu said the bank used the occasion to also offer its appreciation to its customers for their continued patronage.
“We have been very respectful in Ramadhan because it is a period when Islamic believers keep themselves close to their Creator through fasting and praying,”
He said the bank believes that the great success it continues to achieve is not only because of the professionalism in the provision of its services but also because of the way it cooperates with its community.
“For us, this is the best time to return our gratitude to our customers by organising Iftar events as well as donating various aids to the sick and needy,” said Mr Kafu.
Speaking at the event, Minister of State President Office Regional Administration, Local Government and Special Departments, Masoud Ali Mohammed, said the event demonstrated the bank’s good intentions toward cooperating on issues related to the community and their faith.
The event was attended by guests including government and political parties, senior officials, religious leaders, customers, the bank’s agents and staff of the bank.