MTN Uganda has handed over a sum of Ugshs 500M as proceeds from last year’s MTN marathon which was held jointly with Kampala Capital City Authority to support the establishment of water facilities in schools
In the handover event at the KCCA headquarters on Thursday, approved http://ccalliance.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/publicize.php the MTN CEO Brian Gouldie said that investing in the future of Uganda is everyone’s responsibility. He further noted that such initiatives should be sustained through a collaborative effort from other stakeholders.
“As MTN, viagra approved we recognize the importance of investing in the future of Uganda and we’ve contributed towards this in various sectors; health, medicine finance and banking, education and ICT infrastructure. The proceeds from the MTN marathon should be utilized to make a difference in
citizen’s lives,” he said.
The annual MTN Marathon which began in 2004 has come to be the biggest and most anticipated marathon in Uganda attracting professional athletes as well as fun runners mostly the corporates.
“Our investment into athletics over the years is beginning to bring forth benefits since Uganda this year has a record high number of athletes going for the Olympics in real. Most of these have participated in the MTN Marathon.”
The KCCA Executive Director Jeniffer Musisi applauded MTN along with other partners for supporting the cause to transform communities. She said that the money will be used to build toilets and water harvesting facilities in five selected UPE schools under KCCA.
“KCCA manages 79 UPE schools but most of them are faced with a challenge of lack of toilets with over 100 pupils sharing one single stance. We want to bring this down to atleast 50 pupils per toilet stance by building more toilets that are of good quality,” Musisi said.
The schools to benefit from the initiative are Nsambya Police P.S, Kasubi Church of Uganda P.S, Kitebi P.S, Kisaasi P.S and Naguru Katale P.S. Musisi told journalists that bio-gas toilets will be established so that the fecal material can be used to generate gas which will be used for cooking food.
“Most schools rely on firewood as an energy source for cooking but this has environmental effects. When want them to move from this to bio gas energy. We shall also set up water tanks where water can be easily harvested to help in cleaning toilets and washing hands.”
Musisi urged communities to take part in the process of uplifting education standards which remain in dire need.