MTN Uganda together with partners of the 12th edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon have today handed over Shs.500 million to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) towards the development of the city’s schools 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 2015 MTN Kampala Marathon partners include Huawei Uganda, New Vision, Stanbic Bank Uganda, Rwenzori Water, Spedag Interfrieght Uganda and Uganda Athletic Federation (UAF).
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 Executive Director KCCA, Jennifer Musisi, MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer 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 children.
“We are proud to be making a meaningful contribution towards the KCCA’s efforts to improve sanitation for some Kampala schools, and grateful that we were able to work with our valued partners; Huawei Uganda, New Vision, Stanbic Bank, Rwenzori Water, Spedag Interfrieght and Uganda Athletic Federation (UAF) to make this possible” Mr. Gouldie remarked.
He added that, the handover over of the marathon proceeds is a fulfillment of MTN Uganda and its Marathon partners’ promise to utilize the 2015 Marathon proceeds to deliver environmentally bio friendly toilets to Kampala’s schools.
In 2015, MTN and partners commissioned 18 boreholes in Nakapiripirit district that were constructed with proceeds from the 2014 Marathon.
On her part the Executive Director KCCA Ms. Jenifer Musisi applauded MTN and partners for the good gesture and called upon other corporates to emulate the spirit of sharing with the disadvantaged communities.
She added: “The MTN Kampala Marathon will remain 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.”