Exim Bank Tanzania yesterday celebrated 26 years of being more than a bank and re-affirmed its commitment to continue supporting Tanzanian’s socio-economic development.
Speaking during a brief event of held at the bank’s head office in Dar es Salaam, the Exim Bank Chief Executive Officer Jaffari Matundu said throughout the 26 years of the bank’s existence, the bank has become a trusted partner playing a pivotal role in the growth of the country’s economy.
“Over the past 26 years, Exim Bank Tanzania has evolved to become a trusted financial partner for our clients, providing a comprehensive range of services tailored to their unique needs. We are not limited by the confines of a traditional bank. We have transcended the boundaries of banking to become a catalyst for growth, innovation, and progress within our nation,” he said.
Matundu said the bank has consistently embraced the values of integrity, trustworthiness, and customer-centricity that has helped to win the loyalty of its customers.
“We have recognized the responsibility we hold in contributing to the socio-economic development of Tanzania and empowering individuals and businesses alike,” he added.
Matundu noted that the bank has invested in projects that foster entrepreneurship, support sustainable development, and promote financial literacy.
“We are committed to uplifting the society and we have undertaken numerous initiatives to contribute to the progress of Tanzania through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs in sectors including education and healthcare, and environmental sustainability. By doing so, we have not only fulfilled our obligations as a bank but have actively become agents of positive change within our communities,” he stressed.
He said the bank has demonstrated unwavering commitment to technological advancement by embracing digital innovation to provide seamless, convenient, and secure banking solutions to its customers.
“By staying at the forefront of technological advancements, we have not only enhanced our banking experience but have also transformed our own internal operations to become more efficient and agile,” he added.
Matundu said the bank will continue to embrace innovation, foster growth, and drive positive change building on its long-term commitment to excellence.
The Exim Bank of Human Resources Fredrick Kanga during the event said the bank that started with only 15 employees at its Samora Branch in Dar es Salaam in 1997 today boosts a head count of 600 employees in Tanzania and over 400 employees in its subsidiaries outside Tanzania.
“As a bank, we believe that our core asset is our people. We are glad that we are commemorating 26 years of being more than just a bank. There are banks that have not been able to survive this long but we have survived and still counting,” he said.
Eugene Massawe one of the bank’s longest serving employs who has been with the bank for 26 years now noted that loyalty pays and triggers success adding that it’s one of the values that made him remain with the bank for long
“Our success as a bank for the last 26 years has been built on loyalty. We have been in the market for this long because we have always been loyal to our customers,” he stressed.