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Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and URCS Join Hands To Save More Lives in Ugnda

Thursday, 24 March 2022 08:37

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda (DTBU) has signed a three (3) years humanitarian partnership with Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) aimed at saving lives. The partnership was entered today with a sign-off of the Memorandum of Understanding at the DTBU head offices on Kampala road.

The three years’ partnership is a commitment by DTBU management and staff on serving a healthy community. Under the MOU DTB will participate in saving more lives in Uganda through countrywide blood donor recruitment and mobilization, financial literacy trainings and Community volunteerism reach out activities working hand in hand with Uganda Red Cross Society.

While signing the partnership Memorandum of Understanding at the DTB offices today, Robert Kwesiga, Secretary General of Uganda Red Cross welcomed DTB on board as one of the corporate partners joining the National Society to support a humanitarian cause that will see more lives saved.

“URCS collaborates with a diversified portfolio of partners including the Government of Uganda, the United Nations, Red Cross National Societies, Civil Society organizations and private corporate entities among others. Having Diamond Trust Bank Uganda join the humanitarian cause to save more lives is uplifting the humanitarianism banner in Uganda, which we can only deliver through a multi-sectoral approach that not only involves organizations but individuals as well”. Kwesiga said.

Mr. Varghese Thambi Managing Director Diamong Trust Bank Uganda
signing the partnership papers.

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda Managing Director, - Varghese Thambi said, ‘We are in partnership with Uganda Red Cross Society to deepen our vision – Enabling people to advance with success and confidence. Good life, good health means wellbeing of society and a great business environment.

“We are committing to work with Uganda Red Cross Society and any other partner in the humanitarian space to positively impact on lives. When we operate in a healthy society we are sure business will grow and have a better economy,’ he adds.

DTBU has 34 branches across the country and will work with URCS’ 51 branches to be able to drive blood donation, build financial inclusions through Financial Literacy trainings and other initiatives under the signed MOU. DTBU is now a Corporate Member of the Uganda Red Cross and the membership will culminate into Volunteer opportunities for staff of DTB who will also offer various services within the community across the Country.

About Uganda Red Cross

Uganda Red Cross Society is a membership humanitarian organization incorporated in 1964, by an enactment of the Red Cross Act, Cap 57 of the laws of Uganda. Uganda Red Cross Society plays an auxiliary role to the Government of Uganda, to support humanitarian and emergency causes across the country in an impartial and independent manner, irrespective of race, nationality, ethnic background, political opinions or religious affiliations. URCS currently has 450,000 registered members and volunteers countrywide with Ten (10) Million beneficiaries and people reached during the period 2020 – 2021.

Mr. Robert Kwesiga Secretary General Uganda Red Cross Society
signing the partnership papers.

About DTB

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda (DTBU) is a member of the Aga Khan Development foundation with offices in Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya and Uganda. DTBU has 34 branches, 51 ATMs and over 600 Agents across the country. Founded in 1946, DTB is regulated by the Bank of Uganda and offers an array of banking services to the population. The bank is an equal opportunities employer with 54% female staff with a mission; Make our customers prosper, staff excel and create value for our stakeholders.

For more information, contact:

Irene Nakasiita,

Head Communications, Resource Mobilization & Partnerships
Uganda Red Cross Society
Tel: 0755 000 695
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DTBU contact

Samuel Matekha Shikhongola,
Head Marketing and Communication
Diamond Trust Bank Uganda
Tel: +256 772 427188 / 0750427188
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URCS Contacts

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
Tel:     (256) 414 258702
Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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