Standard Charted Hands Over a House

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Standard Charted Bank has handed over a house to a 99-year-old, Ms Maphulanga Ngonda of Sedie ward in Maun.

Speaking at the hand-over ceremony, the Maun branch manager, Mr Motlatsi Masilo said their relationship with Ms Ngonda started in 2008. He said at the time, Ms Ngonda lived in a tent and through their Standard Charted branch efforts, Tawana Land board allocated the old woman a plot.

Mr Masilo said thereafter the Standard Charted employees fenced the plot and connected a standpipe.

He stated that the Sedie Assemblies of God church came on board in 2010 and built Ms Ngonda a house, however, he said that did not stop the Standard Bank employees’ efforts who started contributions towards building a house for the old woman in 2010.

Mr Masilo said the house was completed in 2013 but the handover was delayed by completion of other elements such as a ceiling and a ramp for the old woman’s wheel chair.

The North West District Council (NWDC) assistant council secretary, Mr Sedikwa Motshipi said a house was an indispensable gift as such thanked the bank for their contribution in assisting Ms Ngonda who will have proper shelter even during the rainy season.

In his remarks, the son of the recipient, Mr Ngambera Kanjimi thanked the bank for the house. He said they used to live in a despicable state with his mother in a tent while he lived in a mud house, which was also destroyed by the rains.

Mr Kanjimi said their situation was dire since his mother was on a wheel chair while he was unemployed. The bank employees also furnished the one-roomed house they provided a bed, bedding and curtains. BOPA

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Medical/Health Care

Leave a Reply