Malawi Stock Exchange listed commercial bank, National Bank of Malawi (NBM) has called on the private sector to address some of the challenges affecting communities where they do business.
NBM General Manager Harold Jiya made the remarks in Blantyre on Thursday when National Bank presented a donation of K8 million to Blantyre Rotary Club. The money will be used to drill boreholes at two primary schools in the city.
“The bank is committed to be part of the solution to social challenges like the ones at the two schools. National Bank and all corporate companies operating in the country have a responsibility towards our students and pupils. Bringing safe and clean water to Chichiri and Ndirande Primary schools is just one small way of trying to be responsible,” said Jiya.
Jiya said it is not only the bank and other corporate players that have got the social responsibility saying teachers and students too have responsibilities which they need to own up.
“Teachers have even more serious responsibility as they have to make sure that they equip students with appropriate knowledge that will help them in the future. So too you students, have to own up to their responsibilities towards their own education, school infrastructure and usefulness to society,” said Jiya.
Past Assistant Governor for Rotary Club of Blantyre Mzondi Chirambo thanked the Bank for the donation and agreed with Jiya that pupils need good environment if they are to prosper in their education and provision of clean and safe water is one of them.