Kampala – Airtel Uganda has on Wednesday, April 29 contributed UGX1. 25b to the ministry of health in effects to expedite the fight against COVID-19.
According to the company’s Managing Director VG Somasekhar, the contribution handed over to Ministry’s Permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwine is to primarily support health workers on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.
“We are really grateful for the work that the Ministry has done when it comes to health care and we have no doubt that you have done your very best in this fight so far,” said.
He added that, “However, Airtel being a responsible corporate citizen, we want to ensure that we are able to stand with the country and support you, hence, our contribution of 1.25 Billion Uganda shillings.”
Dr. Atwine said “Airtel right from the time the outbreak began, they have been with us. They have been supporting our policies and messages, helping disseminate the right information to our people, opened special channels for donations, and so much more and we are grateful for the support.”
Airtel’s Board Chairman Mr Hannington Karuhanga commended the government, ministry of health and other stake holders for being at the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.
“It is a privilege and honor as corporate citizens, we felt that as part of the community, we make our presence known with a humble token of contribution for the Ministry of Health’s efforts which we applaud, associate with and continue to appreciate the Ministry itself, as well as the government for being at the frontline in helping the country and region generally in making sure that we contain this challenge, ” said Karuhanga.