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MTN, Partners Give Shs 307,660,500m To Bududa District

order http://ccimiowa.com/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php geneva;”>This money was raised during the 9th edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon that took place on November 25, http://dayacounselling.on.ca/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-screen.php 2012 and a donation drive campaign on the MTN social media sites aimed at providing clean and safe water for the people who were displaced by the landslides that claimed several lives.


Mazen Mroue, CEO MTN Uganda said MTN is committed to help communities in this country to develop by giving them the basic needs.


“MTN Uganda and our partners are committed to enhancing development in the communities in which we do business, not just by providing universal access to communication, but also through contributing to providing basic and essential necessities such as clean and safe water,” he said.


Bududa District is a relatively new district that was created in 2006, with an approximate population of 146,000 people. “This disaster and the effects after is what motivated MTN Uganda and other partners; Red Cross, Pinnacle Security, Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF), The New Vision, Huawei, Rwenzori Beverages and the Uganda Police to choose the people of Bududa as beneficiaries of proceeds from the 2012 MTN Kampala Marathon,” said Mazen Mroue.


The landslide events caused significant damage to farmland, crops, and livestock, claimed over 400 human lives and displaced an estimated 5,000 people” he added.

Mazen Mroue said the MTN Kampala Marathon is an annual event that has attracted over 100,000 entrants across local and international spheres over the last nine years since its inception, it has raised close to shs 700m to help the less privileged in various parts of the Uganda.


The theme of last year’s marathon was; Run with your heart which was aimed at providing clean and safe water for the people of Bududa district who were displaced by the landslides that claimed several lives. The displaced people were relocated by government to Kiryandongo in 2011.


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