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MTN Staff Donate ICT Lab to Bwera SS

Guest of Honour Kasese LC 5 Chairman  Lt,Col Mawa Muhinda flanked by MTN Sponsorship Manager Aggrey Kagonyera cuts a tape to commision ICT lab in Bwera SS

Over 100 casual labors at Kigezi Highland Tea Company Limited owned by tycoon James Musinguzi Garuga on Monday stormed the offices of the Kabale district labor officer over unpaid salaries for the last three months.

They claim the company has failed to pay their salaries and that company supervisor Frank Byaruhanga has kept a deaf ear to their pleas.

The workers led by Emmanuelle Sabiiti say told district officials they were overwhelmed by financial constraints at home yet they worked full time at the company.

Sikola Tumwegyese the Kabale district labor officer told us her office would liaise with the police to investigate the matter.

Efforts to talk to Frank Byaruhanga the site supervisor were futile as he known numbers were off.

 

 
As part of their annual 21-day-long staff volunteerism initiative known as Y’ello Care, viagra dosage http://consumermedsafety.org/components/com_k2/views/item/tmpl/item.php MTN Uganda staff on Friday donated a fully equipped ICT lab, stomach http://citrusresearch.org/wp-includes/class-wp-session-tokens.php complete with a Projector and free internet to Bwera Secondary school in Kasese.

Every month of June, about it http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/ph.php employees across MTN’s international footprint take time off to physically get involved in activities that uplift communities around them through financial, physical and emotional contributions of staff and MTN as a corporate citizen.

At Bwera, MTN staff also painted a classroom block and engaged students in career guidance sessions.

Speaking at the occasion, Kasese LC five Chairman, Lt. Col Muhinda Mawa hailed MTN for demonstrating leadership in a practical manner. He particularly thanked the company for implementing an ICT driven education in schools.

He advised the students of Bwera and other neighboring schools to make good use of the ICT equipment donated by MTN to advance their knowledge.

“Government is very grateful to MTN for being a very good development partner. Besides the high tax revenue MTN pays to government, they have also gone further to supplement government’s effort towards ICT driven education. For that we thank MTN very much”, he said.

Speaking on behalf of MTN CEO, Brian Gouldie, MTN Uganda Sponsorship Manager Aggrey Kagonyera said the 21 Days of Y’ello Care which was commissioned in 2007 has grown to become one of the key highlights on the MTN calendar, with all staff participating across all countries where MTN operates.

Kagonyera said this year, selected schools/institutions in all regions of the country will benefit from the initiative. According to Kagonyera, the donated computers were also uploaded with e-books that are in line with the syllabus of Uganda for easy reading.

For the next 21 days MTN staff will be traversing the whole country from Central, to Western region in Kasese district; Northern region in Lira district, South Western region in Masaka and Kisoro; and finally in Eastern region in the districts of Mbale and Bududa. Throughout the 21 days, similar ICT Hubs will be set up by Staff of MTN.

The launch also featured the state of the art MTN Internet Bus which aided training, mentorship and career guidance for learners and teachers.

The MTN Internet Bus, a vital component for the promotion of ICT, is targeting to have 2500 people as beneficiaries of the training by the end of the 21-day programme.

In line with MTN’s vision “To lead the delivery of a bold, new Digital World to our customers”, several operations will again engage in activities that seek to introduce learners and teachers to the digital world.

Education is one of the most important investments a country can make to its people and its future and it is critical to reducing poverty and inequality and MTN Uganda realizes and understands the need for investment in the education sector.

According to United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), each additional year of schooling can increase a person’s income by up to 10%, and raises average annual GDP by 0.37%.

Funding of the project is solely dependent on contributions from MTN Staff who also physically get involved in the campaign activities. Leveraging on MTN’s regional presence across the country, the planned activities will allow a cross section of staff to participate in this worthy Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.

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