As it marks 20 years of existence, MTN Uganda has through its corporate social responsibility arm__ MTN Foundation refurbished and furnished the maternity ward at Kijuura Health Center lll in Kijuura town council as a way of giving back to the community. As if that was not enough, the Yello camp also donated a tune of UGX 184 million earlier to Corsu to help the disabled.
A tune of 100million shillings was spent on renovating the Kijuura ward and equipping it with 10 hospital beds, 10 mattresses, 10 blankets and 10 mosquito nets. The refurbished facility was handed over by the Kabarole Woman MP, Hon. Sylvia Rwabwogo who was the guest of honor at the event.
During the Kijuura community giveback, Michael Sekadde the Human Resource general manager of MTN inked the telecom’s plans on improving lives of all subscribers. Whether its through rewarding campaigns or discounted bundles like the midweek Gaga offers. The Yello network seems to be dedicated to exciting all customers as the HR further added.
“MTN continues to supplement the efforts of the government in the health sector. The improvement of the health sector is not only for the government that is stretched in terms of resources to ensure all facilities are improved and refurbished. The government efforts can now focus on ensuring the health centre is fully stocked and the workers are well remunerated to maintain their levels of motivation,” Sekadde said.
In 1998, MTN launched its operations in Uganda. In those 20 years, it has paid about Shs 2 trillion in taxes and employs over 500,000 people both directly and indirectly. On top of that, at least 11.2 million customers use the network to connect. As part of the celebrations, MTN is still holding its regional expos as a 20 years appreciation to all subscribers around the country.
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Editor’s Note: Part of this story is a press release