Kigali, April 27, 2020; Equity Bank Rwanda made a contribution of 22,225 testing kits at a cost of FRW 1Billion to the Government of Rwanda in support efforts of combating the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The contribution is in support of the government initiatives already in place.
When handing over the contribution to the Honorable Minister of State in charge of Treasury, Mr. Richard Tushabe, Equity Bank Rwanda PLC’s Board Chairperson, Mrs. Evelyn Kamagaju Rutagwenda, said “This amount is made up of a contribution of Rwf 500 million from the bank, board members and staff, a similar amount of 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, she added.
When sending his family contribution to boost the contribution of Equity Bank Rwanda PLC, Dr. Mwangi said “kindly accept my family’s contribution of 500 Million Rwanda Francs 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.”
The Bank’s Managing Director, Mr. Hannington Namara said “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.”
Equity Bank Rwanda is continuing to adhere to all the necessary preventive measures in place. During these challenging times, the bank continues to facilitate customers to access banking services 24/7 hours through our digital channels.
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