- The donation comprises a consignment of library desks, computer laboratory chairs, attendant and reception desks, library chairs, and visitor waiting chairs.
Uganda Development Bank (UDB), has handed over assorted furniture worth UGX45 million to the National Leadership Institute - Kyankwanzi as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
The donation comprises a consignment of library desks, computer laboratory chairs, attendant and reception desks, library chairs, and visitor waiting chairs.
The National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi has a long history of providing ideological direction to Ugandans to enable them to regain their patriotic power, freedom, and independence.
The Institute has a library and computer laboratory; however, both facilities have been inadequately used because they were not furnished.
While receiving the donation, the Director NALI, Brig. General Charles Kisembo commended UDB for responding to their need confirming that the gesture further signifies the Bank’s commitment toward transforming Uganda.
He further urged the bank to provide them with technical team to advise them on how they can secure a development loan for the institute without necessarily looking at the government funds
‘’The National Leadership Institute is looking for an independent funding for development to a center of excellence’’. He said.
He said that state of the art furniture handed for library and ICT departments at the institute will go a long way in providing a conducive environment for study and research.
He further lauded the Bank for prioritizing leadership training and ensuring that all staff participate.
NALI hosts over 7,000 trainees every year. However, we have been previously challenged as our students and the men in uniform would have to sit on the floor while doing their research or leisure reading. This comfort, I believe, will greatly enhance the quality of learning and improve efficiency among the facilitators,” he said.
“The training at NALI is designed to build patriotism for the country, as well as an avenue to mentor resilient leaders who will support the country towards achieving growth through the stewardship of the various individuals or organizations that hold positions of influence within public service.”
On her part, Ms. Patricia Ojangole, the Managing director at UDB noted that the bank believes in contributing to the all-round development of society.
‘’NALI is a center of knowledge and excellence engaged in extensive research for development. The two components require a fully functional and equipped library and computer laboratory services for effective operation,” Ms. Patricia, said during the handover that was held in Kyankwanzi.
“It is, therefore, an honor to respond to this special cause and appeal by the management of NALI. As a bank, we believe that education remains a key driver supporting positive socio-economic development in our communities and as such, we are proud to support NALI by ensuring that the institute has the right facilities for learning.” She further noted.