The Head of Treasury at the Bank of Africa (BOA) Tanzania, Mr Bruno Ngooh, made the call at a brief ceremony where his bank presented a donation of 3.8m/- to Diana Women Empowerment Organisation (DIWEO).
"We are doing this as part of our corporate social responsibly (CSR)," Mr Ngooh said in Dar es Salaam, adding that the bank will continue to engage in such activities for the country's welfare. He noted that DIWEO's efforts should be emulated by others and supported.
The money will be used to buy 20 mattresses, 10 beds and renovating the centre at Tanga branch. On his part, the Patron of DIWEO, Mr Emmanuel Ole Naiko thanked BOA for the assistance, saying that it would greatly help in advancing the centre.
"We sincerely thank the bank for the assistance," he said, urging the bank to continue to help the centre especially in running the Dar es Salaam centre.
He also extended his appreciation to the Prime Minister's wife, Mrs Tunu Pinda, for her role in helping the centre, among other sponsors. "Mama Tunu has been of great help to us, I take this opportunity to appreciate her role at this centre," he said.
The National Chairperson, DIWEO, Ms Farida Kakuu, said they have come a long way and they are determined to continue helping people living in difficult situations in society.
DIWEO started in 1998 with only 20 children. As of today, the centre helps 136 children who are being taken care at centres in six regions.
DIWEO also helps 70 widows of whom a quarter are HIV/AIDS infected. They also assist people with disabilities and elders. The organisation has centres in Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Kagera, Mbeya and Ruvuma.