Tanzania: NMB supports Hai flood victims

National Microfinance Bank (NMB), a has donated different items worth 10m/- to flood victims in Hai in Kilimanjaro Region which left dozens of people homeless.

The flood follows heavy rain which has pounded the country last week and in Hai has left dozens of people without basic needs – food and shelter.

The items donated includes rice, beans, mattress and building materials such as cement which were directed to the affected families in the two wards of Weruweru and Masama Rundugai in Hai Constituency.

Handing over the donation to the Hai District Commissioner (DC), Anthony Mtaka, the NMB Northern Zone Manager, Vicky Bishubo said disaster recovery is important to the bank and has a special budget to support such victims.

“We partner with the government of this council together with the area Member of Parliament (MP) to console and give the victims a relief by giving them food and shelter,” said Ms Vicky.

Ms Vicky added that “This donation is part of the one per cent of the banks profit after tax (over 1.0bn/-) that we give out to communities through corporate social responsibility (CSR), through this set amount, NMB have been able to give a relief of its kind to communities.”

Mr Mtaka thanked NMB for the support calling other stakeholders of his district to follow the NMB way and help the flood victims.

“On behalf of the government, we appreciate the support you have given us, this will surely give a relief to those in need,” said Mr Mtaka insisting that NMB is the biggest shareholder on the development of the district.

Commenting on the donation, the Hai MP – Freeman Mbowe said the donation to the victim came at the right time when communities were in need of food and somewhere to sleep.

Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) forecasted that heavy rainfall exceeding 50 millimeters in 24 hours should be expected from yesterday until May 25.
Source: Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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