Standard Bank has donated K1 million as contribution towards University of Malawi (UNIMA) golden Jubilee celebrations scheduled to take place on Saturday October 10 at Kamuzu stadium.
Speaking during cheque presentation at Standard Bank regional office in Blantyre, the Bank’s Head of Investment Banking Shakil Satar said the bank appreciates the contribution that Unima has made in the economic development of the country.
“If you look around the key market place in professional banking that have come through these universities so it’s good to say that they have contributed immensely to the development of the economy through what they do and the human capita that they produce,” Satar said.
Satar reaffirmed the Bank’s commitment in working with Unima for the socio-economic development of the country.
“Hearing from commentators in various forums you will see that Unima has a voice and for us we will continue working with this institution for the socio-economic development of the country,” he said.
Receiving the cheque the Principal of Polytechnic a constituent college of UNIMA Grant Kalulanga hailed Standard Bank for the contribution saying it will go a long way in facilitating the Jubilee celebrations.
“We are very grateful for this contribution that we have received from Standard Bank, it will go a long way in facilitating golden jubilee cerebrations that we are going to have where we will showcase what UNIMA has contributed over the past 50 years,” said Kalulanga.
President Professor Peter Mutharika is expected to be the guest of honour at UNIMA’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations.