MTN Uganda through it’s CEO Wim Vanhelleputte has pledged support to Muslims worth 100M Uganda Shs. as they go through the Holy month of Ramadhan.
This year’s holy month got underway at a challenging time when the whole world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the livelihoods of many.
However, Vanhelleputte says there are plans by the Telecom company to rescue those in need.
First of all, we would like to congratulate the Muslim community upon reaching this fasting season. We have always joined them in celebrating the fasting period. This time around, it falls at a very difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, giving us even more reason to stand with them.
Fasting during the holy month is one of the five pillars of Islam, which also include prayer and charity.
Alongside that, we shall also provide food and other alms to help during the fasting season.
This year, our motivation to support those fasting, but in need, has been further increased because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on livelihoods.Wim Vanhelleputte
The food items to be distributed will include sugar, rice, posho, cooking oil, beans, bar soap for handwashing and wheat flour will be distributed to the vulnerable communities especially in the areas of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono district.