Mkombozi Commercial bank remembers Kagera earthquake victims
October, 2016: Mkombozi Commercial bank Plc has donated one hundred iron sheets(100) and two hundred bags of cement(200) to victims of the recent earthquake that struck Kagera Region.
The donation is meant to assist in rebuilding and repairing houses that were destroyed during the disaster that claimed over 15 lives and left scores of people injured.
The Mkombozi Commercial bank Chairman of the Board;Mr. Method A. Kashonda said they were deeply touched by the disaster and decided to join hands with other Tanzanians in helping the victims so they can revert to their normal lives.
“This is a very sad and emotional incident especially for those who lost their loved ones in the earthquake, we pray that God will comfort them and we will together with the government help the survivors in recovering,” he said.
He said them at the bank were also directly affected as some of their staff in the Bukoba branch were in one way or another traumatized by the incident. “This issue affects all of us as a nation and should not just be left to Kagera residents because it could also happen anywhere else,” he said.
Receiving the donation, the Kagera Regional Commissioner, Major General (rtd) Salum Kijuu thanked Mkombozi Commercial bank for the warm gesture and said the donation would be combined with others so it can assist the victims.
“A lot is still needed to help the victims but we thank you for responding so fast and uniting with other Tanzanians in helping the victims,” he said.
Mkombozi Commercial bank staff also took time to visit some of the areas that were affected by the earthquake and paid homage to some of the victims to console them.
Mkombozi Commercial bank Plc (MKCB) was established in 2009 by Roman Catholic Church Dioceses and its institutions as a local initiative to support the emerging small medium and large Tanzanian businesses for provision of financial services.
In order to strengthen the financial position of the bank, the founder members invited local businesspeople and investors to join hands with them.