By Ambrose Gahene
Stanbic Bank Uganda, a partner and supporter of the MTN Kampala Marathon, has contributed shs 225 million towards this year’s activity. The money will be used to combat the exposure of school going children to cancer caused by asbestos roofing in Kampala and improving maternal health services at Kiswa and Komaboga Health centres.
The contribution was presented by Stanbic bank Uganda Corporate Investment Banking Head, Edwin Mucai during an official handover ceremony held at the Stanbic Bank Head Office. Speaking at the occasion, Edwin said: “Once again, we are extremely proud and excited to partner with MTN in what has become a world class event attracting fun runners and elite athletes from across the country and the globe. As a bank, we have supported the MTN Kampala Marathon since its inception and are proud to be associated with the various causes over the years which have supported the vulnerable in our communities.”
“Our objective as Stanbic bank is to build on the 14 years of success not only through our financial support but through the participation of our staff. I am pleased to announce that we contribute the largest number of runners from a single company with over 200 staff members who participate annually. We encourage the public to participate, run and support this noble cause.” Mucai added.
Anthony Katamba MTN’s General Manager, Corporate Services thanked Stanbic Bank for its continued and steady support of the MTN Marathon over the years. He said: “We appreciate the partnership Stanbic Bank has provided through the years by proving shared effort is what’s needed to transform lives in our communities. This year’s proceeds from the Marathon will be used to fight cancer among children caused by asbestos and improve maternal Health services at Kiswa and Komaboga Health centres.”
“We encourage and look forward to more numbers in supporting this cause.” Anthony concluded
About Stanbic Bank Uganda
Stanbic Bank Uganda is a member of the Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets. Standard Bank Group reported total assets of R1,98 trillion (about USD128 billion) at 31 December 2015, while its market capitalisation was R184 billion (about USD11,8 billion).
The group has direct, on-the-ground representation in 20 African countries. Standard Bank Group has 1 221 branches and 8 815 ATMs in Africa, making it one of the largest banking networks on the continent. It provides global connections backed by deep insights into the countries where it operates.
Stanbic Bank Uganda provides the full spectrum of financial services. Its Corporate & Investment Banking division serves a wide range of requirements for banking, finance, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services. Corporate & Investment Banking delivers this comprehensive range of products and services relating to: investment banking; global markets; and global transactional products and services.
Stanbic Bank Uganda personal & business banking unit offers banking and other financial services to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises. This unit serves the increasing need among Africa’s small business and individual customers for banking products that can meet their shifting expectations and growing wealth.