The Catholic University (CU) bank@campus service has seen an increase in the number of clients opening NBS Bank accounts, the bank has said. This was said on the sidelines of the bank's K500,000 donation to St Joseph (Nguludi) Hospital for the rehabilitation of a stores roof which collapsed a few months ago. |
The bank's Deputy Chief Executive Gilford Kadzakumanja said since the introduction of bank@campus at the university, more customers have opened savings accounts, "We started at a slow pace but business is now picking up as both students and employees at the mission and members of the community are opening accounts," Kadzakumanja said He further said due to such partnership with the mission, the bank felt it was proper to enhance the partnership through assisting the hospital.
"This is part of our corporate social responsibility, without these customers we could not have achieved the success we have, hence giving back to the communities," he said. The mission's Board chairperson Samuel Manda the collapsing of the stores roof impacted negatively on the operations of the hospital. He said the stores office is used to keep important materials for the hospital such as linen, food and soap among others. "We are a non-profit making hospital and we rely mostly on donations to improve the hospital. We are thankful to NBS for coming to our rescue," Manda said. He further said it the wish of the board to equip the hospital with advanced machinery so that the rural communities should also receive good treatment like those at private hospitals.