MTN Rwanda donates to ex-combatants
KIGALI, (CAJ News) -MTN Rwanda has donated more than Rwf 3 million (US$4 000) to support families of former combatants.
The cheque has been presented to Minister of Local Government, Francis Kaboneka, at the Ministry’s offices in Kacyiru.
The gesture is a boost to the Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission, which aims at helping return thousands of ex-combatants to their communities to resume a productive social and economic life, by reallocating resources from defense towards poverty reduction.
“This gesture is part of the company’s long tradition of giving back to society because we at MTN Rwanda, realize and understand the importance of continued support towards the communities where we operate in a sustainable way,” said MTN’s Chief Executive Officer, Gunter Engling, at
the handover ceremony.
According to Engling, MTN has supported a number of initiatives in the areas of Education, Health, Economic empowerment, Environment and Community Development through its CSR vehicle, MTN Foundation. The Foundation was created with a focus on giving back to society and
“Impacting the quality of lives in our communities” in a meaningful way.
Kaboneka thanked MTN for its efforts and commitment in supporting these families.
MTN is a market leader in Rwanda, where it has 4 million subscribers, representing about half the total number of subscribers in the East African country of some 12 million people.
– CAJ News
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