Published On: Fri, Jun 23rd, 2017

Telco funds healthcare for Rwandan Muslims

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MTN hands over cheque to Muslim faithful in Rwanda

MTN hands over cheque to Muslim faithful in Rwanda

By PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News)SOME 500 members of Rwandan Muslim community are set to access healthcare services following a donation of 1,5 million Francs(about $1 800) by mobile operator MTN.The cheque has been handed over at the MTN Headquarters in Nyarutarama.MTN Rwanda’s Chief Executive Officer, Bart Hofker, said the gesture was to join the Rwandan Muslim community in and around Kigali and support them as they marked the Holy month of Ramadan. “This is a testimony to continue making a difference in the lives of our customers and especially now, in the lives of our Muslim brothers and sisters as they come to the end of the fasting month of Ramadan,” he said. One of the four representatives from the community, Ntawiha Haridi, on behalf of the Muslim community, expressed gratitude to MTN’s continued support.Alain Numa, the Head of Promotion, Sponsorship and Events at MTN Rwanda,said, “This is not the first time we have supported the Muslim community in Rwanda.” Numa said the company ensured it made the lives of its customers’ brighter. “MTN will continue with the spirit of association with its diverse customer segments in a show of solidarity and appreciation of support it has received over the years,” he said.

– CAJ News

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