Stanbic Bank has donated maternity equipment including a special delivery bed for expectant mothers, ambulance a digital weighing scale for new-born babies and 30 pairs of bed-sheets to Bukwo General Hospital in Kapchorwa District.
The donation was made in response to an appeal by the Bukwo hospital administration who indicated these basic items were lacking in the hospital and acquiring them would dramatically improve the welfare of expectant mothers and increase the chances of survival of children born in the hospital.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Stanbic’s Regional Manager, Samuel Ocanya said the initiative involved every single member of staff working in the branch who each made a personal contribution to the cause.
“As a bank we aim to transform lives of people in the communities where we operate. This is only possible if our staff who are on the ground are personally involved in CSR initiatives because they understand the unique challenges the people they serve face,” Ocaya said.
In acknowledgment of the donation, the RDC for Kapchorwa Jane Frances Kuka who was the chief guest event commended the bank staff for their gesture which she said was a very positive step in the right direction.
“The availability of even the most basic maternal health equipment is one of the biggest problems that we face in the district,” she said.
“This donation sends a big message that the bank cares for us and are looking to make a difference. I suggest similar initiatives be done on an annual basis to strengthen the existing good relationship between Stanbic Bank and the community”.
Other officials who attended the event included the the district; Chairman LCV, Chief Administrative Officer, District Health Officer and staff of the hospital.