MTN Customers have raised Shs. 21.9M to Red Cross in a move to fight Coronavirus that has challenged Uganda.
Ugandans collected the money through a call to the MoMoPay Merchant code 1653*191919# that MTN launched in April.
Speaking after receiving the money from MTN Uganda on behalf of Red Cross, Dr. Josephine Okwera, the Director Health and Social Services at URCS was elated that Ugandans had responded positively to the call.
We would really like to thank the community for responding to our call. This money will go a long way in making the lives of some people easier during this hard time. But as you are all aware, the lockdown has been extended so we call upon more Ugandans to come on board so we can rescue those that are worst hit due to the lockdownOkwera’s Remarks
MTN Uganda’s Senior Manager corporate affairs and Public Relations, Ms. Rhona Arinaitwe
reiterated the company’s commitment to stand together with Ugandans.
She committed that, “MTN Uganda will continue to look at ways of supporting our communities and government, to ensure that together, we do everything feasible to get through this difficult time.”
The money will be used to procure and provide essential food assistance to the most vulnerable households whose livelihoods have been affected by the lockdown.