MANYARA: The National Bank of Commerce (NBC) has donated cash and items worth 20m/- to support victims of mudslide in Hanang District, Manyara Region.
The generous donation with a total value of 20m/- handed over on Monday by the bank’s Head of Communication and Public Relations, Mr Godwin Semunyu on behalf of the MD of the bank, Mr Theobald Sabi, aims to ensure that the victims have access to sustenance during this challenging period.
Apart from cash donation, the food items are namely maize flour, rice, beans as well as blankets and sheets to help them during this difficult period.
Alongside several bank officials, Mr Semunyu conveyed the heartfelt condolences of NBC Bank to the flood victims, the government and all Tanzanians.
“We have decided to use the resources available to us as an institution, as well as individually as employees, to assist our fellow brethren currently going through this difficult period due to this terrible disaster,” he said.
Receiving the donation, the Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliament and Coordination), Dr Jim Yonaz expressed gratitude to NBC for recognizing the importance of reaching out to the flood victims.
The move, according to him proves the bank’s genuine commitment to collaborating with the community.
He said, in addition to the immediate aid provided by various stakeholders such as NBC, the government has implemented various initiatives to help the flood victims in Hanang District.
It has deployed emergency response teams comprising medical professionals, social workers, and volunteers to provide on-ground support to the affected communities.
“The teams are working tirelessly to distribute aid, assess the damage caused by the flood, and identify the most vulnerable individuals who require immediate assistance.
This joint effort seeks to provide comprehensive support to the flood victims and help them recover from the devastating impact of the disaster,” he mentioned.
He further urged other organizations and individuals to come forth to provide aid to those in need.