National Bank of Kenya (NBK) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mombasa County to fund healthcare and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects.

The MoU signed between NBK Corporate Banking Director Ken Ouko and Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir will se NBK finance the county’s healthcare infrastructure.

The infrastructure includes the implementation of a Health Management System, with NBK providing banking services for as part of revenue collection by the county hospital.

The MOU will also touch on implementation of an Ambulance Emergency Response Centre and provision of Asset Financing for medical equipment for the Coast General Hospital.

NBK will also fund Mombasa Water to install 5,000 smart metres, 50 water kiosks, a sanitation facility for Buxton Estate and solar panels for WASH projects in Mombasa County.

“Our partnership today affirms NBK’s commitment to supporting Mombasa County’s development goals, and to promoting access to essential services such as healthcare and WASH,” said Ouko.

He added, “As a Bank, we are committed to improving the lives of Kenyans through our financial solutions, and we believe that by leveraging our respective strengths and expertise, we will be able to achieve shared goals and create a greater impact in the provision of healthcare and WASH services."

Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir lauded the partnership with NBK saying it will play a critical role in delivering quality health and WASH services to Mombasa County residents.

“We are grateful for the support and partnership with NBK, and we look forward to working together to improve the health and well-being of the people of Mombasa County,” Nassir said.

The MoU is part of the bank’s public-private partnerships seeking to address development challenges and achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs) as envisioned in Vision 2030.