MTN Uganda has joined hands with other FOSABU (Forum for South Africa Business in Uganda) companies to donate masks worth 100,000,000Ugx (One hundred million shillings) to the Office of the Prime Minister.
This initiative marked just another COVID-19 intervention among the many by MTN Uganda which is championing the wearing of masks as a way of preventing the spread of the deadly virus.
The mask donation efforts were championed by H.E. Prof. Major-General (rtd) Lekoa Solly Mollo, the chairman of FOSABU who is also the South African High commissioner to Uganda.
While handing over the masks to Uganda’s Prime Minister, Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda at a press conference held at Prime Minister’s Office in Kampala, Mollo hailed the Government of Uganda for the spirited fight that it has put up against the deadly virus.
“We are delighted that the Government and the people of Uganda have put up a formidable fight against Covid 19. Therefore as a business community working in Uganda, it is our wish to extend our humble support to the people of Uganda at large to ensure that more people get the much-needed protection against the virus,” Mollo said.
Wim Vanhelleputte the MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer highlighted the commitment of MTN and FOSABU companies to complementing government efforts in the fight against Corona virus.
“As MTN, we have been urging everyone to wear their mask correctly because in these unprecedented times, a mask is the most important shield between life and death. On behalf of FOSABU, we are delighted to be part of this fight by extending masks to more people to ensure their safety,” Vanhelleputte said.
Rugunda expressed his gratitude towards FOSABU for reaching out to the many Ugandans who are at risk of contracting the deadly virus due to the lack of masks.
“On behalf of the Government of Uganda, allow me express my heartfelt gratitude towards our partners from FOSABU. Thank you for being dependable partners and for reaching out to complement the government’s efforts in the fight against this deadly virus. These masks will go a long way in saving many lives,” Rugunda said.
FOSABU is composed of various entities with South African parentage. MTN being one of those, is an active member and has been at the forefront of the various activities of the forum.