KNA Equity bank CEO Dr. James Mwangi has renewed the bank’s support for the supply of Personal Protective Equipment to Turkana county for an additional one and a half years.
The bank had been supplying the county government with PPEs for the last one and a half years.
“This time round Kakuma mission hospital will receive their own consignment and won’t have to share what we give to the county government,” said Dr. Mwangi.
In the last one and a half years, the county government has been sharing some of its supplies with the mission hospital which has been supporting the county government in combating the pandemic.
Among the donated items were gloves, facemasks and sanitizers and others.
“I wish to commend the county government for investing in education and health, which are building blocks for development. Doctors are our heroes for defying the odds to help our people fight the scourge,” said Dr.Mwangi.
The CEO expressed optimism that the pandemic would be defeated if all citizens adhered to the health protocols saying this would lead to the opening up of the economy to ease the suffering of many who have lost jobs as businesses went down.
Speaking when he commissioned the Wings to Fly and Elimu scholarships at Ekaales center in Lodwar Friday, Mwangi said 319 local students will benefit this year.
The Equity fund has so far befitted 1,705 academically promising scholars from humble backgrounds who sat the 2020 KCPE across the country.
“This year we are giving scholarships to 10,705 boys and girls across the country, 1,075 of these scholars will be joining the Wings to Fly program while 9,000 will be joining the Elimu scholarships program,” he said.
He noted that 90 percent of the beneficiaries in the past made it to the university and challenged the beneficiaries from the county to emulate them.
Equity group has for the last 11 years cumulatively offered comprehensive scholarships to 37,009 beneficiaries.
The scholarship program covers tuition, books, uniform, transport costs and pocket money for a four-year period when the scholars are in school.
At the same time, Dr. Mwangi urged the scholars to emulate values of humility, conscience and reverence terming them as critical to success.