By Deo Wasswa
MTN Uganda through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the MTN Foundation has donated Shs. Ugx 41 million towards the Kasese floods victims.
This money will be used to buy non-food relief items to support the families that have been displaced.
The devastating floods ensued after River Nyamwamba burst its banks, following the heavy rains that hit the Rwenzori Mountain ranges.
Over 24,760 households with approximately 173,320 people were affected by the flash floods. Almost up to 150 houses were destroyed in Karusandara division while another 92 houses were completely washed away in Nyamwamba and Kilembe areas.
While handing over the dummy cheque to the Red Cross and Officials from the office of the Prime Minister, MTN Uganda’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte said remarked that facing such a disaster in these unprecedented times when the globe is grappling with the Covid19 pandemic and the country in a state of lock-down, spells double tragedy for the people of Kasese, thus prompting urgent relief from MTN and all other stake holders to save the lives of people.
This was during a dummy cheque handover at the Nyonyi Gardens MTN offices in Kampala today.