Equity Bank Rwanda PLC has donated Rwf1 billion to the government of Rwanda to purchase 22,225 Testing Kits in support of efforts of combating the spread of #COVID-19.
The bank said the contribution is in support of the government initiatives already in place.
The contribution was delivered by the bank’s Board Chairperson, Evelyn Kamagaju Rutagwenda to the Minister of State in charge of Treasury, Richard Tushabe.
The amount is made up of a contribution of Rwf500 million from the bank, board members and staff, and Rwf 500 million from the family of Dr. James Mwangi, the Group Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings.
“We believe that the testing kits will boost the government’s commendable efforts to promptly diagnose #COVID-19 cases and take the necessary measures to reduce the spread. We are humbled to make our contribution,” Evelyn Kamagaju Rutagwenda said.
Dr. Mwangi said “kindly accept my family’s contribution of Rwf500 million to boost Equity Bank Rwanda’s contribution towards the national initiative that the government of Rwanda has put in place in preventing the spread of #COVID-19 in the country.”
“We can only overcome this global pandemic in Africa if we partner with our governments, and by committing to our social contract where our respective Governments and Ministries of health design the best medical policies and protocols, and we as citizens adhere to them faithfully,” he said.
The Bank’s Managing Director, Hannington Namara said that Equity Bank Rwanda Plc family empathizes with persons who have unfortunately been infected with #COVID-19 and wish them a quick recovery.
“We are optimistic that our country will go back to normalcy much sooner,” he said.
The bank said that it continues to adhere to all the necessary preventive measures in place. During these challenging times, the bank said that it continues to facilitate customers to access banking services 24 /7hours through our digital channels.