NMB bank has stepped in to empower medical store department (MSD) staff with necessary financial skills enabling them to handle regional markets efficiently.
NMB offered a one-day financial related activities seminar to 17 MSD staff which necessitate after the latter won a SADC tender for supplying 16 member states’ internal drugs, treatment equipment, laboratory reagents.
NMB Transaction Banking Relationship Manager, Louis Kavira, said the seminar was designed to enable MSD staff improve services, to attend and to offer essential services to their clients effectively.
“We staged the seminar to empower the staff with the knowledge after realizing their potentials and foreign trade with foreign clients,” Mr Kavira said.
The largest lender in the country said it is professional to empower their clients in such challenging roles so that they become more stable and succeed in business.
Attending the workshop, MSD Risky Management Officer, Hassan Ally, said that the training empowered them to offer services to their clients thus expand business and grow further regionally.
He therefore, asked the bank to continue with the morale and run such trainings to other sectors to enable them address financial challenges they may be facing while serving their clients.
Last year in October, MSD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be the biggest purchaser of human medicine, treatment equipment and laboratory reagents among others for the members namely Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi and Mauritius.
Others are Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.