By Sandra Tumwekwase
Butuuro Financial Services yesterday made visits to different schools and Health Centres in Bushenyi district as the institution celebrated 15 years of service.
Members led by their patron Mr. Pison Mugizi visited; Kibare, Bushenyi demonstration primary schools, Plus two high school and Bushenyi health centre IV where they planted trees, donated books plus pens to students and pampers plus soap to patients and mothers.
Another group led by the chairman board Mr. Benson Barigye Mbugane also visited Kyabugimbi health centre IV, Irembezi, Nyamiko and Bushenyi primary schools giving out the same items.
At Iremebezi primary school, the treasurer Mr. Henry Bamwine pledged to make uniforms for three pupils who had no school uniforms while the credit manager Mr. Komunda paid two terms’ school fees for one of the needy pupils and pledged to continue paying for him.
Speaking to our reporter at Kyabugimbi H/C IV the chairman board Mr. Barigye noted that the activities were aimed at giving back to their clients as Butuuro financial services marked 15 years in service.
He added that they decided to give out trees to their clients and plant more at institutions since their 15 years were being celebrated under the theme “Community service by prioritizing Environmental Conservation/protection”
The chief guest Derrick Kabura Baimukye Bushenyi Ishaka municipality MP was represented by Seith Murari the chairman of the Abahumuza development group a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of cleaning R. Rwizi.
Mr. Murari delivered a brand new motorcycle from the Derrick Kabura plus dozens of picfare books and pens
Giving his speech at the celebrations held at main offices in Nyakabirizi,the general Manager Butuuro financial services who has worked with the institution for the last 15 years Peter Tumuhimbise noted that the 15th birthday was worth celebrating for an institution which started in 2007 with two employees, a table and two chairs but now has 42 staff, four branches with a magnificent building that accommodates head offices.
He added that their total assets stand at 11.9 billion shillings, with a membership of 12,596
The patron Pison Mugizi attributed their success to creativity and innovativeness citing out that their boda boda loan, health insurance and Mwezikye programs were second to none in the whole country.