EXIM Bank has pledged to continue supporting the government efforts in upgrading the condition of prisons in Tanzania, which is a part of the bank's corporate social responsibility activities.
The bank has sourced sanitary supplements for women serving jail terms in the Butimba prison in Mwanza, a move geared by the bank to help inspire those women in jail to change for the better.
Speaking during a brief handover ceremony held at Butimba prison in Mwanza yesterday, Exim Bank Tanzania Cluster Head Mr Justus Mukuras said the donation is enough to supply female inmates in Butimba prison with sanitary equipments for a while.
He said apart from donating sanitary items, the bank hired a psychology expert who was entitled to give an inspirational talk and provide the inmates with life skills and help to rehabilitate them by inspiring them to be a good example once they come out of jail.
"This is a part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, and we do not intend to stop here, this is a part of our bank campaign to assist female prisoners in the country.
"The campaign involves assisting, providing inmates with life skills and helping them to rehabilitate," said Mukuras
Many prisoners in Tanzania are faced with the lack of adequate sanitary facilities and food; this is due to large and uncontrollable number of prisoners which sometimes result to cases of disease outbreaks that is why Exim Bank Tanzania has decided to step forward and help the government toward uplifting the country's prisons conditions.
"We would like to help and do our role as a bank to help especially female inmates and children who live with their mothers in prisons as some of who are suffering from malnutrition. It is only when you get in there that you will appreciate the magnitude of the problem," Mr. Mukuras added.
Exim Bank Tanzania Mwanza Branch staff in a group photo together with Butimba prison representatives, shortly after the bank hand over sanitary facilities to Butimba prison in Mwanza region recently. The donation is part of the bank's CSR and moral support to help the inmates change for the better. (Photo by our correspondent).
Published: Tuesday 2nd December, 2014