MTN Uganda and Salam Foundation are carrying on with delivering support towards the groups of Muslim communities that are at the forefront of fighting the covid-19 pandemic in the country. As a way of thanking them for their tremendous efforts, MTN and Salam are offering them some relief as they observe their fasting period in this holy month of Ramadan.
Since the beginning of Ramadan, MTN and Salam have so far delivered assorted Ramadan items to various frontline workers in the Muslim communities —donating food items like rice, wheat flour, maize flour, sugar, beans, cooking oil among others.
Some of the communities that have benefitted include the Muslim Leadership of Kibuli and Old Kampala Mosques, The teachers at Kisaasi College, the Naguru Remand Home, Luzira Prisons Services and the Luzira Training School, The Kampala Imams Forum and the frontline health workers at Mulago and Kawempe Hospital.
This week, MTN and Salam also delivered alms to the Imams in Bweyogerere and Kampiringisa National rehabilitation Center before delivering alms to the Eastern region districts of Iganga, Bugiri and Mbale.
While handing over the food items in Bugiri, Mr. Martin Mwesiga, the Marketing Manager at MTN Uganda said that the support rendered by MTN through Salam Foundation was the telecom’s expression of gratitude for the long-standing relationship between MTN and the Muslim community.
“We hope that our kind gesture of gratitude reminds you about our love and support for you as you observe the holy month of Ramadan. We are truly grateful for your commitment and hard work towards the country amidst the unprecedented times of covid-19 pandemic,” Mwesigwa said in appreciation of the Muslim Teachers Association in Bugiri District.
In Mbale, the alms were donated to the frontline health workers at the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.
Magdalene Kokor, the Head of Nurses at the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital thanked the telco for their thoughtfulness towards the medical fraternity and the rest of the people who have been at the frontline of offering service to the country during the pandemic.
“On behalf of the administration and staff of the hospital, I receive this donation. We are so grateful that you have remembered us. We wish the Muslims a blessed and peaceful Ramadan,” Kokor said while receiving the food items.
The Ramadan project that is a partnership between MTN Uganda and Salam Foundation has been running since 2017 and just as has been the norm, MTN through Salam Foundation reaches out to Muslim communities across the country to offer them relief, support and encouragement as they fulfil one of the five pillars of Islam through fasting for 30 days. MTN and Salam Foundation will deliver these items to Muslim communities across the country throughout Ramadan.