Stanbic Bank Uganda, a partner and supporter of the MTN Kampala Marathon, has contributed Shs225 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 Komamboga Health centres.
The contribution was presented by Stanbic Uganda Corporate Investment Banking Head, Edwin Mucai during an official handover ceremony held at the Stanbic Bank Head Office.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Mucai said the bank was proud to partner with MTN to sponsor a world class event that attracts fun runners and elite athletes from across 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,” Mr. Mucai said.
He said Stanbic plans to build on the 14-year of the partnership, with the bank staff turning up in big numbers to participate in the marathon.
“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 therefore, encourage the public to participate, run and support this noble cause,” Mr. Mucai added.
Anthony Katamba, the MTN General Manager, Corporate Services thanked Stanbic Bank for its continued support of the MTN Marathon over the years.
“We appreciate the partnership Stanbic Bank has provided through the years by proving shared effort is what is needed to transform lives in our communities,” Mr. Katamba said.