Cogebanque has officially introduced mass sports to its staff as part of promoting a healthy lifestyle and networking. The official launch took place on Sunday, March 19 as they joined Kigali city residents in a bimonthly car-free day sporting activities. The bank intends to be fully participating at least once or twice every trimester. Around 7a.m about 150 employees hit the road jogging and walking from the banks’ headquarters heading to Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) compounds. At around 9a.m returned to the bank’s headquarters where they did aerobics for an hour. According to the acting Director of Human Resources and Administration at Cogebanque, Jean Bosco Rwelinyange, sports will be part of bank activities to ensure a healthy staff lifestyle. “it is good for us as colleagues to gather in such activities as well as meet outside the work space and exercise together as well as interact for a healthy lifestyle,” he said He pointed out this will be a good time as they are brought together by the bank and combine efforts in contributing to bank development as they improve their fitness. According to Rwelinyange, the sporting event was held under the ‘Banking on fitness’ and attended by 150 and they hope the number will increase in the future. Theonestine Mukabanana, a bank employee, hailed this initiative saying that it will help them in various ways, and as a commercial bank, it is their responsibility to be part of a government program such as sports. The activity will be a good opportunity to bring us together and contribute to strengthening teamwork as well as good health which will help us to work properly, she said Moreover, Mukabanana urges other banks and institutions to join them in implementing the government agenda along with her workmates who failed to make it on the first day due to various reasons to join in the future ABOUT COGEBANQUE Cogebanque Plc, a Rwanda-based commercial bank, which started in 1999, licensed by the National Bank of Rwanda. It is one of the fastest growing banks in Rwanda and today has 28 branches, over 600 agents, and 36 ATMs across the country. These are supported by Mobile banking (USSD on *505# and Mobile App “Coge mBank”), Cards (Mastercards, Smart cash and SafariBus), SchoolGEAR and internet banking delivery channels accessible through different media. Cogebanque has been serving Rwandan industries for over 23 years with innovative services to its customers and has positively influenced the Rwandan economy. It provides a comprehensive range of products and services targeted at corporate, SMEs and retail customers.