Equity Bank (U) Ltd, has made a Shs 20 million donation to the organizing committee of the upcoming Martyrs Day celebrations due for June 3 in Namugongo.
Phillip Otim, Equity Bank’s Marketing and Communications Manager and the bank’s Head of Operations, Kenneth Onyango handed over a cheque to the Rt Rev. Stephen Samuel Kazimba and the Vice Chairman of the organizing committee Mr Gaster Lule at Church House, Thursday.
Otim described the Martyrs Day celebrations as an opportunity for the bank’s employees, customers and the entire country to come together for a spiritual cause as he wished them a happy celebration.
Commenting on the donation, Rt Rev. Stephen Samuel Kazimba commended Equity Bank for being a reliable partner for Ugandans.
“We thank you your for the generosity extended to the Church of Uganda year in and year out, we pray that our friendship and partnerships continue to blossom,” Rt Rev Kazimba said.
Every June 3, Christians commemorate the Uganda Martyrs. Pilgrims from all walks of life gather at Namugongo in commemoration of the Uganda Martyrs as a way of showing their devotion to the martyrs that sacrificed their lives on behalf of the church under the instructions of the then Kabaka of Buganda, Mwanga II in the 1880’s.