MTN Bolsters Kampala Public Library Digitalization

online geneva;”>This will create a one-stop centre for members of the general public and specific groups such as tourists and investors to utilise the facility to request for and receive information about Kampala city.

Speaking at the handover ceremony in Kampala on Friday, CEO MTN Uganda Mazen Mroué said, with the growing trends in technology, it intends to bridge the library’s digital divide and increase the utilization of information technology in the acquisition of modern knowledge for lifelong self-learning.

“We are committed to provide ICT support to improve service delivery of the library and this connectivity will create online linkages to the centre to increase its usage and visibility,” he affirmed.

MTN CEO Mazen Mroué (Centre right) addresses guest at the event alongside MTN Senior Internal Audit Manager Judith Namugenyi (Right) and KCCA officials

Mr Mroué added:”This is in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility activities for 2013 which include Education, Health and National priority areas.”

KCCA’s Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi commended MTN Uganda for their contribution towards the expansion of the facility and stated that the company’s technological support will go a long way in creating a facility that will offer comprehensive and timely information about Kampala City.

She noted that the authority seeks to expand the use of the current facility by introducing new uses for the existing areas and incorporating technological aspects, themes and other elements that will enhance the image of a modern area of information usage and consumption.

The MTN Uganda Foundation strives to improve the quality of life in communities and has supported a number of initiatives in the areas of Education, Health, Arts and Culture, Environment, Community Development and Low cost housing.

It partners with both public and non-profit credible organizations to execute sustainable projects in each of the chosen focus areas.

MTN CEO Mazen Mroué and KCCA Executive Director Mrs. Jennifer Musisi try out the newly installed MTN internet facilities at the Kampala Public Library.

“The Foundation is committed to ensuring that the selection and approval of its projects are conducted in a manner that is transparent, systematic, efficient, and effective while promoting its mission,” said Mr Mroué.


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