MTN Uganda together with their 2015 MTN Kampala Marathon partners – Huawei Uganda, New Vision, Stanbic Bank Uganda, Rwezonri Water, Spedag Interfrieght Uganda and Uganda Athletic Federation have today handed over 500million UGX (about 148,368 USD) to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) towards the development of the city’s school bio-toilet facilities.
The cheque which bears proceeds from the 2015 Kampala Marathon, conducted under the theme “Run For Kampala” and attracted close to 20,000 participants, was handed over to KCCA today at the City Hall.
The funds raised are for the implementation of innovative climate resilient, environmentally smart bio-technology toilets in select schools around Kampala.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of other partners to the ED. KCCA, Jennifer Musisi, MTN Uganda CEO, Brian Gouldie said “KCCA was selected in its capacity as the administrator of the earmarked city schools around the five divisions of Kampala, adding the money raised will also go towards improving access to sustainable sanitation and safe water for the vulnerable urban communities especially the children.”
“We’re proud to be making a meaningful contribution towards the KCCA’s effort to improve sanitation for some Kampala schools, and grateful that we were able to work with our partners to make this possible.” Mr. Gouldie remarked.
“The handover of the marathon proceeds is a fulfillment of MTN Uganda and its partners’ promise to utilize the 2015 marathon proceeds to deliver environmentally bio friendly toilets to Kampala’s school,” Gouldie added.
In 2015, MTN and it’s partners commissioned 18 boreholes in Nakapiripirit district, that were constructed with proceeds from the 2014 marathon.
Ms. Jennifer Musisi applauded MTN and its partners for the good gesture and called upon other corporates to emulate the spirit of sharing with the disadvantaged communities.
She also added saying, “the MTN Kampala Maration will remian a phenomenal event that rallies people for a good cause. This culture of selfless giving should take root in our society to grow the outreach to needy people. KCCA will do its best to ensure the projects benefit the selected schools in the five divisions.”