Mobile telecom giant MTN Uganda has started a Ramadan give-back drive that will see the company donating food items to Muslim communities and Ramadan gift hampers to customers through interactive radio quiz sessions.
The initiative that aims at creating a celebratory mood during the holy month of Ramadan was launched on Friday 19th July 2013 at Luzira Prison Mosque where a team from MTN Uganda led by Ali Kajubi – Manager Services and Chairperson MTN Moslem community, attended prayers before donating food items to the Luzira prison inmates.
Speaking after the Juma prayers at the prison mosque, Mr. Kajubi restated MTN’s commitment to continue identifying with the Muslim community during the important season of Ramadan. He said the company will visit others mosques in and around the city as a sign of solidarity with Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.
“MTN Uganda appreciates the significance of this fasting season among the Muslim community. Our visit to the mosques is testimony to our pledge to continue making a difference in the lives of our customers and especially now, in the lives of our Muslim brothers and sisters as they mark this fasting month of Ramadan” he said.
The Imam of Luzira Prison Mosque Sheik Musa Abubakari who received the donations on behalf of the inmates hailed MTN for always responding to the needs of the disadvantaged communities in the country.
“We welcome your kind gesture and appeal to other corporates to emulate this remarkable spirit of sharing that MTN has continuously exhibited not only to the Muslims but also to other entities” he said.
Representatives of inmates in the Remand Prison, Upper Luzira Prison, Murchison Bay and Women’s Prisons that received donations of food items all thanked MTN Uganda for the continued kindness to those in need.
In the same spirit of giving, MTN is partnering with Voice of Africa FM in running interactive Ramadan quiz’s on Voice of Africa FM called “Ettu Lya IDD”. Customers who call in to the station will be asked a set of religious questions and the winners will be rewarded with MTN gift hampers every Friday during the holy month of Ramadan. MTN is also running another promotion simultaneously where customers can send the word Ramadan to 180 to get free daily Quran verses and Islamic wallpaper.