I&M Bank put up an impressive show on their debut in the 2022 Bankers Gala over the weekend at Kyambogo.
I&M is the leading banking and insurance group in Eastern Africa with a presence in Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
In football, I&M were stopped at quarterfinals by Stanbic Bank in a closely contested affair edged by the latter 1-0.
Earlier, they had beaten UGAFODE, Opportunity and Equity before a goalless draw against Absa in preliminaries.
The side also put up commendable shows in Basketball, Athletics and outdoor games.
The I&M Bank team manager Godfrey Odoch said that their unwavering drive to win enabled them reach extraordinary heights.
“The gala is more than a competition, it is a chance for us to reconnect, to come together as a team in a different environment. We have had a tough, but good day, and I believe it’s our consistent drive to give nothing less than our best, that enabled us to end the day with shining results,” Odoch said.
Odoch also noted that through participation in the different sporting activities at the gala, the I&M Bank team was able to discover, review, and re-strategize their strengths and garner a sense of responsibility through team work.
The annual Bankers Gala that brings together Banking institutions, was this held under the theme: Fitness, Wellness, Networking and Teamwork.
Goretti Masadde, the Chief Executive Officer, the Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services, briefly commented: “We take pride in the impact the gala has made within the banking industry. And to all the participants, your patronage is vital to the gala’s overall success. It was amazing to see bankers leaving the business world, and coming to the fitness world to compete in a healthy way,” she said.
The winning institutions will be rewarded at the next Bankers Gala tournament scheduled to take place on Sunday 23rd October 2022 at Lugogo Indoor Stadium.