Equity Bank Uganda Limited has contributed 2 brand new Toyota double cabin pickups valued at about UGX 400 Million. In addition, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth UGX 100 Million to the COVID -19 Response National Response Task Force.
“This contribution comprises 1 brand new Toyota double cabin pickup from the Bank, a similar one from the family of Dr. James Mwangi, the Group Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings. In addition, and PPE worth UGX 100 Million donated by the staff of Equity Bank Uganda from their salaries,” said Equity Bank Uganda Board Chairman Mr. Apollo Makubuya.
This contribution is in addition to UGX 25M that the Bank has already made under the Uganda Bankers Association umbrella. It is aimed at further supporting the Government’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at the handover to the Rt. Honorable Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda Equity Bank Uganda’s Managing Director, Mr. Samuel Kirubi said “As enshrined in our organizational purpose and core values, Equity Bank strives to champion the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa, and as such, joins the rest of the country in the fight to restore normalcy of lives and livelihoods. We appreciate in a special way the Government-led strategy to keep all of us safe”.
When sending his family’s contribution, Dr. Mwangi said “Accept the gratitude of my family for allowing us to boost Equity Bank Uganda’s donation. In addition, in-kind with an additional brand new Toyota double cabin pickup towards the national initiatives. This is what the Government of Uganda has put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
We believe that with unity of purpose and in partnership with our respective governments, we will overcome this pandemic.
As corporate citizens of Eastern Africa, Equity Bank Group is committed to doing our part to adhere to the governments’ stipulated guidelines and protocols to curb the spread of Covid-19.”
Equity Bank Uganda continues to comply with all the government advisory. In addition, and protocols in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. During these challenging times, the Bank has facilitated customer access to banking services. For instance, in a safe and secure manner 24/7 through its digital channels and its over 4,000 Equiduuka agency banking network.
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We are also working with various donor agencies to ensure we close to 28,000 households in the refugee settlements of Nakivale. In addition, Kyaka II and Orucinga receive their monthly cash-based transfers for food assistance using digital and agency banking channels.
The Prime Minister thanked Equity Bank and the family of Dr. James Mwangi for their contribution. He assured the public this and all the other donations will be used in a transparent and accountable manner. In addition, to improve service delivery in the health sector and in the fight against COVID-19.
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