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PM graces Exim campaign to donate 1,000 desks

PM graces Exim campaign to donate 1,000 desks

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has officially launched a campaign to donate 1000 desks funded by Exim Bank Tanzania to primary schools in various regions including Dodoma, Mtwara, Lindi, Mbeya, Mwanza and Tanga.

The move is aimed at supporting the government's efforts to address the shortage of desks in some schools in the country while improving the education sector.

The campaign launched in Lindi Region yesterday and attended by senior government officials, the area Members of Parliament, students as well as bank officials among the public.

Speaking during the occasion, Prime Minister Majaliwa commended the bank for the efforts saying the move would go a long way in reducing the number of students facing the challenge, adding that the government is currently making various efforts in collaboration with various stakeholders to completely end the challenge.

"These efforts by Exim Bank have come at the right time as the government continues to allocate funds for education especially for the construction of classrooms and desks,” he added.

In the course, Mr Majaliwa handed over 200 desks to Lindi Regional Commissioner Ms Zainab Telack for the region, while urging other stakeholders in the country to follow the example of Exim Bank with such kind of support.

Earlier speaking about the campaign, the bank's Chief Executive Officer Mr Jaffari Matundu said it was a continuation of their plan to plough back to the community in their arrangement dubbed- ‘Exim Cares’ and the bank's commitment to helping the government address shortage of desks in some schools in the country.

"The launch of this important campaign aims at supporting the government's efforts towards improving the education infrastructures in the country. The campaign will involve the provision of 1000 desks in various regions including Dodoma, Mtwara, Lindi, Mbeya and Mwanza and the distribution will also take into account the actual needs in the respective region.

“Just as we are committed to expanding our services in various regions in the country, we are also committed to ensuring that our presence in the respective regions goes hand in hand with our efforts towards supporting the society in various areas such as education, health and environment,” he noted.

On her part, Lindi Regional Commissioner Ms Zainabu Telack thanked the bank for the support, while appealing to the lender to see how they can also support other areas including the health sector.

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Author: DAILY NEWS Reporter in Lindi

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