THE Simiyu Regional Commissioner (RC) Anthony Mtaka has hailed the NBC Bank as the lead sponsor in the Nanenane agricultural exhibitions taking place at national level in the region this year.
The RC gave the praise during the official launch of NBC Banking Agent in Bariadi in the region, being one of the events featured in the Nanenane agricultural exhibitions currently taking place at Nyakabindi.
The RC noted that the NBC sponsorship of Nanenane, which has ended as a big success, will help to transform the economy of the newly established region, taking into account that the event attracted investors from various sectors of the economy.
“It is our hope that our economic investment master plan strategy will get a boost from the entry of NBC in the region followed by other banks, within the coming three years we expect that Simiyu region will be able to rival other regions in revenue generation.”
He also said the region had great potential for investment due to the fact that most of the residents are industrious and are engaged in productive activities, and called on institutions to seize the opportunity to invest in the region.
Speaking at the launch of the Agency Banking office, NBC Tanzania Managing Director, Theobald Sabi said the launch of the NBC Agency Banking is one of the strategies of the bank to widen its services outreach and enable customers to access services without the need to physically visit the bank/s branches.
“The launch of this centre of our agent called JBS in Bariadi will enable residents of Simiyu and surrounding areas to get a wide range of services right here,” he said.
The NBC director noted that NBC being a truly local bank had put in place new strategies for improvement of services to customers from all segments of the market, including traders, farmers and livestock keepers.
“We hope that all our customers and Tanzanians in general will continue to enjoy our quality services, including an array of products that fit the specific needs of the customers.”
NBC launched its Agency Banking services (NBC Wakala) in June this year to offer banking services including withdrawals, deposits and balance enquiry, in order to improve service access by eliminating cost and time spent visiting branches, and speed up service delivery as there is zero queuing time.