Ecobank Zambia celebrated 2017 Ecobank Day on two separate days for the two regions in which the Bank is present, Lusaka and the Copperbelt provinces.
Ecobank Day was celebrated in Kitwe on 9th December 2017 at Kawama Race Course Community School. The School has a population of 1,775 pupils but has had no water for over ten years. Furthermore, the school has no electricity or desks.
Ecobank Zambia donated a borehole and water treatment products in its efforts to promote safe water for a healthy life to the school and the entire community of Kawama in Kitwe.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Ecobank Zambia Head of Corporate Bank, Mr. Misheck Mkokweza said “Access to clean water does not only promote a better life but also helps keep children stay in school instead of looking for water, it promotes food security, reduces risk of water borne sickness and diseases to name a few”.
The event was officiated by the Kitwe District Commissioner Mr. Binwell Mpundu who thanked Ecobank for supplementing Government’s efforts in providing safe water to communities.
He said, “Thank you to Ecobank for this donation as it will go a long way in meeting the water needs of this community. It is my hope that the school administration will take care of this borehole donated by Ecobank to the community so that the future generation can also benefit from it.”
Below the Kitwe District Commissioner (left) commissions the borehole while the Ecobank Head of Corporate (Right) and the pupils look on.