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MTN Hands over 3 brand new cars to Covid-19 Task Force

MTN Uganda has Friday handed over 3 Brand new Nissan Hard body pickups to President Museveni, The Prime Minister and the Covid19 task force.

The three cars handed at Kololo Airstrip by Wim Vanhelleputte, the Executive Director MTN Uganda,are meant to ease transport issues in the Covid-19 Pandemic.

MTN CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte (R) handing over three cars to the Prime Minister Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda (3L)

The three Pick-ups, together with the Shs220m that MTN contributed towards National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and Shs297m donated to the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) bring MTN’s contribution in the fight against covid19 to over Shs1 billion.

MTN’s contribution to NWSC was geared towards providing water to the people living in water-stressed areas around Kampala in a bid to promote hand washing as one of the ways to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus while the contribution to URCS was to aid in their duties of combatting the deadly virus respectively.

Apart from enabling its 12 million customers to send money for free and help family and friends to take care of themselves amidst this devastating pandemic, the telecom is also making it possible for people to work from home and keep earning by providing affordable internet.

The internet bundle dubbed “work from home” is meant to promote the concept of ‘social distancing’ to further prevent the spread of the desolating corona virus.
MTN is further supporting government’s sensitization drive by availing free media channel space (radio, tv, social media, sms, call center IVR platform) to promote Ministry of Health’s sensitization messages.

The Telecom also zero rated all its learning platforms to support school-going children to study online from home without data.

Additionally, MTN has also offered some of its call center space to ministry of health officials to take calls from the public regarding Covid19 emergencies and information.

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To facilitate the flow of information, MTN Uganda has also zero rated Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) websites so the public can access information about the virus at no charge. They include www.who.int, www.health.go.ug and www.covid.gou.go.ug.

While the country is contending with this imminent catastrophe, MTN remains a dependable partner and is committed to continue working with government, to reduce the impact and disruption that the covid19 pandemic is having on the lives of Ugandans.

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