The Customer Service Week is celebrated in the first week of October every year.
The tree planting exercise took place recently on 8th October 2022 in Ayabaraya Village, Ayabaraya Cell, Masaka Sector of Kicukiro District in the City of Kigali.
The area is often hit hard by drought during the dry spell. The majority of planted trees are Eucalyptus.
Speaking after the tree planting exercise; Managing Director of Equity Bank Rwanda PLC, Hannington Namara urged residents to take good care of them given that the environment contributes largely to improved humans’ health.
Beatrice Cyiza, the Director General in charge of Environment and Climate Change at the Ministry of Environment reminded residents on the many benefits of trees and requested them to preserve environment.
“Planting trees, preserving the environment has a direct positive impact on our health. Our good health also goes hand in hand with the economy where you can seek services from Equity Bank Rwanda PLC to prosper,” she said.
Beatrice Mukamana, one of residents who participated in the tree planting exercise commended the bank for joining them and expressed optimism that they will provide relief during the dry spell.
“It is our responsibility to protect these trees. It is apparent that they will mitigate climate change effects and increase rainfall which is rare in this area,” said another resident identified as Alphonse Nteziryayo.
Equity Bank Rwanda PLC plans to plant 5 million trees by 2025.