Investrust Bank Plc (IBP) has partnered with the First Lady, Mrs Mutinta Hichilema’s Office, to support local orphanages to the tune of K100,000.00. IBP MD & CEO, Mr. Simangolwa Shakalima made this pronouncement on Friday 15th December 2023 at a briefing with the First Lady held at State House.
In reaffirming the Bank’s commitment to improve the lives of people in communities in which it serves, Mr. Shakalima said the gesture would go a long way in supporting the community service programmes of the First lady’s office which she undertakes in various parts of the country.
‘’The Bank was motivated to partner with the First Lady owing to the charity works of the First Family who have demonstrated values of love and unity at family and community levels. The Board, Management and Staff of Investrust Bank Plc Bank will endeavour to continuously work at looking beyond profits as the Bank continues to invest in communities where it operates with the goal to improve the quality of life for the people, “he said.
Mr. Shakalima was accompanied by Finance Director, Mrs. Matongo Syamujaye and Head – Corporate Affairs & Marketing, Ms. Maria Karima. Others in attendance were members of the First Lady’s Office and media personnel.
Receiving the donation, Mrs Hichilema mentioned that her Office was delighted about the kind gesture which she stated had come at the right time. ‘’We are thankful for the kind gesture, which has come at an appropriate time this holiday season as we endeavour to reach out to the less privileged members of society.
We look forward to future collaborations with Investrust Bank Plc as we work together to support and engage communities,’’ she added. The First Lady also mentioned that the support will go towards supporting one of the local orphanages with necessary supplies ranging from food to detergents and other requirements.