Dar es Salaam. Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania Limited on Wednesday hosted its Muslim clients to an Iftar get-together as the holy month of Ramadan unfolds.
Among the high profile guests was National Muslim Council of Tanzania’s (Bakwata), Sheikh Hamid Masoud Jongo and former minister of finance and Planning Mustafa Mkulo.
Speaking at the event, the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Sanjay Rughani, said that his Bank embraces diversity and inclusion and that is why they have been marking various religious calendar events with its clients.
As part of embracing diversity and inclusion, the Bank joined the rest of the world in marking the World Day of Cultural Diversity on May 21, 2019.
He highlighted that such client’s events are not only a platform to show appreciation to the Bank’s clients but are also used as platforms for the clients to interact with the Bank’s top management team.
“An Iftar meal marks a special event for us where we get to join hands with our clients and various stakeholders of the Islamic faith as the Holy Month of Ramadhan unfolds.” Mr. Rughani said.
Mr. Rughani also highlighted that his Bank has come up with some practices that are friendly to the staff who are fasting during the Holy Month.
We have been implementing some changes in the way we work to ensure that we accommodate our colleagues who are observing Ramadhan. We have been avoiding meetings which include the serving of meals in the office, we have also been ensuring that our meetings do not exceed 4.30pm as well as avoiding Departmental parties ,” he said.
National Muslim Council of Tanzania’s, Sheikh Hamid Masoud Jongo, reminded Muslims to continue to observe the virtues of the Holy Month and also reach out to the less fortunate in the society during this period.