Nedbank Zimbabwe recently installed 10 toilet facilities and plumbing infrastructure at Chikurubi Female Prison as part of the leading bank’s corporate social responsibility programme.
The bank officially handed over the toilets and a variety of foodstuffs and other essential products such as sanitary pads to the female prison on International Women’s Day.
Nedbank Zimbabwe executive head of marketing, public relations and communications, Dedrey Mutimutema, explained why the bank opted to build toilets at Chikurubi Female Prison.
“When we visited Chikurubi last year, we realised that there were no adequate toilet facilities in some of the cells. We immediately took action and we are pleased to advise that the bank installed 10 toilet facilities and adequate plumbing to cater for the women here,” said Mutimutema.
She added that Nedbank Zimbabwe was proud to have celebrated International Women’s Day with inmates at Chikurubi Female Prison.
“We are here with Nedbank representatives to extend some gifts from our staff. We have previously celebrated International Women’s Day with captains of industry and other key and influential people, but this year, we decided to spend this key event on our calendar with the ladies here at Chikurubi. You are not forgotten ladies. You are loved.
“We know that you are someone’s mother, someone’s daughter, someone’s sister, someone’s wife and someone’s friend but above all, you are a child of the Most High God, and so as Nedbank, we remember you,” Mutimutema said.
According to the Nedbank Zimbabwe executive head of marketing, public relations and communications, Chikurubi Female Prison is the latest in a long list of beneficiaries of the bank’s corporate social responsibility programme.
“We have contributed towards various initiatives aimed at alleviating poverty and improving the lives of others, especially the lives of those in vulnerable groups. We are always on a mission to identify areas of need and bridge the gap where we can.
“Nedbank has partnered various organisations such as Ekuphumuleni Old People’s Home in Bulawayo, Khayelihle Children’s Home, Tariro Organisation for the mentally handicapped, Ingutsheni Hospital in Bulawayo, Matthew Rusike, SODA Home for the elderly, New Start Children’s home and many others,” she said. DailyNews