As Muslims near the end of the fasting month, MTN Uganda, in collaboration with Salam Charity, has continued to provide various food items to poor Muslim and refugee populations around the country, in an effort to reinforce its historic relationship with the Muslim community.
The distribution of alms began this week with the Luzira prisons in Kampala, then moved to the Elegu and Yumbe refugee villages in the north of the country.
Two simultaneous Ramadan handover ceremonies were held in Gulu and Busoga Kingdom to cap up the week’s Ramadan handovers.
His Royal Highness, Kyabazinga William Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV, praised MTN Uganda for its continuous assistance to the Muslim community in his Kingdom during a Ramadan handover ceremony conducted at the Igenge palace in Jinja district Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, at the Iftar meal hosted at the Boma Hotel in Gulu, Hon. Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny, the State Minister in charge of Northern Uganda, advised all Ugandans to follow in the footsteps of MTN and Salam Charity by supporting each other for the country’s growth and prosperity.
Sheikh Musa Khalil, the Acholi District Khadhi, congratulated MTN for traveling the length and breadth of the country to reach out to all Muslims, and wished the company and Salam Charity well for the good work they are doing for Allah’s people.
Since 2017, MTN Uganda has partnered with Salam Charity to reach out to Uganda’s Muslim community during Ramadan.
The subject for this year’s Ramadan initiative is “A giving heart,” as a manner of encouraging compassion as the country recovers from the almost two-year-long Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown.
Sugar, rice, baking flour, cooking oil, salt, and soap, among other food products, are among the alms. MTN has brought back the special Ramadan bundles offer, like it did last year, to make communication easier during the fasting month. Customers will receive 30 MTN minutes and 100MBs valid from midnight to 5am for only 500Shs