MTN K’la Marathon Given Boost As Huawei Injects In Shs250m
Preparations for the 2016 MTN Kampala Marathon were on Wednesday given a major boost after leading global Information and Communication Technology giant, Huawei pumped a whooping Shs250m.
Huawei, that has in the recent past increased its corporate social responsibility activities gave the money to support the schools’ sustainable sanitation in Kampala.
The 2016 MTN Kampala Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 20th November, with the aim of raising funds towards the construction of bio toilets with water harvesting facilities and environmental friendly bio gas technology. The bio toilets will reduce the cost of energy used in preparing meals for school children in Kampala.
“This is our fifth time to give to this great cause and we shall continue to support efforts to improve access to sustainable sanitation for the urban poor school children in Kampala. We are therefore contributing Shs250,000,000 to this year’s marathon,” Mr. Stanley Chyn, the Managing Director, Huawei Uganda said.
“In MTN’s business foot prints, Huawei Uganda was the first to partner with us and we are glad to work with it (Huawei) even in the future,” Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Uganda said in response.
The ceremony took place at Huawei Uganda head offices at Rwenzori Towers on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
More than 150 Huawei staff have confirmed participation in the MTN Kampala Marathon 2016.