AccessBank Conducts An SME Business Forum In Kahama

Guest of Honor Kahama District Commissioner Mr. Anamringi Macha handing over a certificate of appreciation to one of AccessBank’s Deposit clients Mr. Alphonce Masanyiwa at the AccessBank Kahama Business Forum. Bank staff in the picture, from left is the Head of Banking Services – Mr. Michael Fraterne and Chief Business Officer – Mr. Prosper Gwemella.

AccessBank Tanzania conducted a business forum for more than 300 Micro, Agro and Deposit clients and non-clients over the past weekend. The forum took place within Kahama town over the weekend at Submarine Hotel, with the theme and objective of the forum being; “Promoting Financial Management and Sound Business Ethics”.

The Guest of Honour at the event, the District Commissioner of KahamaMr. Anamringi Macha was excited to be a part AccessBank’s Kahama business forum. To the people of Kahama these forums are great opportunities for you and your businesses whether you’re seeking a business loan, looking for savings plans that will help you in the future or just simply seeking advice on how to manage your business effectively, you are in the right place. The Government of Tanzania is on a drive for an industrialized Tanzania and this forum will assist to address and push Kahama’s micro businesses to achieve this goal. I would like to thank AccessBank for creating these opportunities and I look forward to being invited to the next forum.

The Chief Business Officer – Mr. Prosper Gwemella also noted that, “Facilitated by the global spread of Mobile Phones, Agents (Wakala’s), ATM’s – it bridges some of the gaps by expanding access to financial services to hard-to-reach communities and small businesses at a low cost. Technology is the way forward and a faster solution – and in some situations can be counterproductive to initiatives by bring financial services to banked and unbanked customers. This forum will also educate you with the right understanding and know-how on growing your business operations in the long-run. The next forum we are planning on conducting will be held in Mbeya. We look forward to an increased partnership with our clients.”

The forum was organized in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Mr. Eric Crispin who is AccessBank’s business trainer for the forums explained, “We all pay taxes, but it is very important to manage your books so that the tax man understands your business cash-flow. These few important elements contribute immensely to business management”. For AccessBank these trainings provide a platform to promote good leadership within your business as well as your personal lives. Seize these opportunities and make them work for you.”

Invited clients shared their appreciation by thanking AccessBank and also praised AccessBank’s efforts for considering them through this training on how to run a business effectively while also saving for their future.