Dar es Salaam. Standard Chartered Bank has come up with friendly practices for its employees currently observing the Holly Month of Ramadhan.
The was disclosed on Tuesday, May 24, during an Iftar hosted by the bank for its clients and attended by the Chief Sheikh and Mufti of Tanzania, Mr Abubakary Zubeiry, diplomats and other stakeholders.
Speaking during the event, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Sanjay Rughani, said the bank has already introduced various changes in execution of its day-to-day duties to ensure that the staff who are fasting are accommodated.
“The bank now has stopped various events, which include serving meals in the office and meetings that exceed 4:30pm. The bank has stopped departmental parties or bank related social events during this holy month,” he said.
Speaking during the same occasion, the Mufti likened Ramadhan with a college, which shapes Muslims and entire community.
“Ramadhan teaches people about piety, loyalty and trust. The lessons taught to people during this month should be practiced in the coming 11 months of the year,” he said.
In their remarks, the Indonesia ambassador to Tanzania, Prof Ratlan Pardede and the Siera Leone consul to Tanzania, Mr Hussein Hamad, commended the bank for embracing diversity and inclusion.