Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Equity Bank Uganda Limited has donated 2,000 mosquito nets worth Shs 40 million in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority for market vendors.
This follows President Yoweri Museveni’s directive that market vendors all over the country remain at their places of work for the next 42 days as one of the measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“This contribution is in addition to what the Bank had previously donated to the COVID-19 task force that comprised 2 brand-new Toyota double cabin pickups and PPE worth Shs 100 million,” said Equity Bank Uganda Executive Director, Anthony Kituuka on June 24.
He further noted that as a Bank, their vision is to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the African people.
“We appreciate in a special way the Government-led strategy to keep all of us safe and believe that with unity of purpose and in partnership with our government, we will overcome this pandemic. As corporate citizens of Eastern Africa, Equity Bank Group is committed to doing its part to adhere to the governments’ stipulated guidelines and protocols to curb the spread of Covid-19,” Kituuka added.
Over 60% of the bank’s micro loans customers are men & women like market vendors who need to access fast processed loans ranging from as low as Shs 500,000 to keep their businesses running.
Kituuka said Equity Bank Uganda continues to comply with all the government advisory and protocols in the fight against the spread of Covid-19.
He said during these challenging times, the Bank has facilitated customer access to banking services safely and securely 24/7 through its digital channels and its over 5,000 Equity duuka agency banking networks.
He said the Bank is also working with various donor agencies to ensure that close to 55,000 households in the refugee settlements of Nakivale, Kyaka II and Orucinga receive their monthly cash-based transfers for food assistance using digital and agency banking channels.
KCCA Executive Director, Dorothy Kisaka thanked Equity Bank for their contribution and assured the public that this and all the other donations will be used in a transparent and accountable manner to improve service delivery and the fight against COVID-19.