The Uganda Development Bank (UDB), as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, has donated more than UGX 45 million in furniture to the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi today, February 9, 2024.
According to Patricia Ojangole, Managing Director of UDB, NALI is a centre of knowledge and excellence that has driven socio-economic transformation in the country.
“At UDB, we believe in contributing to the all-round development of society. NALI is a centre of knowledge and excellence engaged in extensive research for development,” Ojangole said.
“As a bank, we believe that education remains a key driver supporting socio-economic transformation in our communities, and as such, we are proud to support NALI by ensuring that the institute has the right facilities for learning,” Ojangole said.
Additionally, Ojangole stated that UDB and NALI have also collaborated in training, stating that the bank strongly believes in staff development.
“Our management and staff across all levels within the organisation have all participated in the NALI leadership training. The third cohort is attending the Patriotism Program. With the ideological orientation and knowledge shared, I am confident that you have planted a patriotism seed that will henceforth go a long way in enabling the government to stimulate its social-economic transformation goal,” she stated.
Ojangole stated that the country has made strides in poverty reduction over time, but that progress has stagnated over the last 10 years due to a variety of factors.
Brig. Gen. Charles Kisembo, the director of NALI, appreciated UDB for extending support to the institution.
“I thank UDB for extending support to this institution. NALI hosts over 7,000 trainees every year. We have been previously challenged as our students and the men in uniform would have to sit on the floor while doing their research,” Brig. Gen. Kisembo stated.
The National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi has a long history of providing ideological direction to Ugandans to enable them to regain their patriotic power, freedom, and independence.