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 Komaboga Health centres.
The contribution was presented by Stanbic Uganda’s Corporate Investment Banking Head, Edwin Mucai during an official handover ceremony held at the Stanbic Bank Head Office on Tuesday.
Speaking at the occasion, Mucai said, “Once again, we are extremely proud and excited to partner with MTN in what has become a world class event attracting fun runners and elite athletes from across the country and 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.”
“Our objective as Stanbic is to build on the 14 years of success not only through our financial support but through the participation of our staff. 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 encourage the public to participate, run and support this noble cause.” Edwin added.
Anthony Katamba, MTN’s General Manager, Corporate Services thanked Stanbic Bank for its continued and steady 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’s needed to transform lives in our communities. This year’s proceeds from the Marathon will be used to fight cancer among children caused by asbestos and improve maternal Health services at Kiswa and Komaboga Health centres,” Katamba said.
“We encourage and look forward to more numbers in supporting this cause,” he added.