Uganda: MTN in Partnership With Buganda, Catholic Church to Clear Up Masaka Metropolis
MTN Uganda has signed a partnership with the Workplace of the Mayor of Masaka, Pokino of Buddu and the Catholic Church geared in direction of sustaining sanitation and hygiene of the town.
The partnership was launched beneath the theme: “Tuzze Masaka ku ntiko” translated as “Make Masaka nice once more”.
Masaka is likely one of the seven municipalities in Uganda that attained metropolis standing in 2020 following the choice by parliament to approve the creation of 15 new cities throughout the nation.
Based on media studies, Masaka metropolis generates no less than 100 tonnes of rubbish each week, but solely 70 per cent of it’s collected. As a part of her strategic priorities for Masaka metropolis, Florence Namayanja, the mayoress of Masaka in 2021, launched a month-to-month clean-up train to unite the town management, Buganda kingdom, and the Church in an effort to keep up the hygiene and sanitation of Masaka.
Talking through the announcement of the partnership held in Masaka over the weekend, Jimmy Ssempuuma, MTN Uganda regional enterprise supervisor for Masaka mentioned MTN is honoured to hitch forces with the Masaka metropolis management, Buganda and the Church to supply extra help to this noble trigger.
“We’re cognizant of the facility of togetherness and collaboration in attaining a shared purpose therefore MTN’s deliberate effort to forge this partnership with the intention of uplifting Masaka and its individuals to attain the greatness the town is famend for,” Ssempuuma mentioned.
By this partnership, MTN will help the town with requisite provisions akin to wheelbarrows, slashers, spades, brooms, gloves, backyard forks to facilitate the clean-up train. As well as, MTN can even present refreshments through the clean-up train and waste bins to create a sustained resolution for littering the town.
In her remarks, mayoress Namayanja welcomed MTN into the partnership, noting that it’s a reflection of the telecom’s dedication to enhancing the livelihood of Masaka metropolis and its individuals.
“MTN’s dedication to hitch us in cleansing up the town is noble as a result of it’s symbolic of its care, love and help for the individuals of Masaka. It additional demonstrates that the connection between MTN and Masaka shouldn’t be solely transactional, somewhat mutually useful socially and economically for the residents of this nice metropolis,” she mentioned.
Pokino Jude Muleke urged the individuals of Masaka to embrace cleanliness to mitigate the unfold of illnesses. MTN and Masaka share a long-standing relationship anchored on the previous’s steady help for the town. Final yr, MTN supported the Masaka Catholic Diocese with Shs 20 million to assist the diocese in its preparations for the Martyr’s day celebrations.
Most not too long ago, the winner of the primary Toyota Succeed automotive prize of the freshly launched MoMo Nyabo Waaka promotion hailed from Masaka, which in response to Ssempuuma proves the unwavering help of the individuals of Masaka for MTN.
He then emphasised the dedication by MTN to additional cement its relationship with Masaka by supporting the town management’s endeavors geared in direction of enhancing the livelihood of the individuals with the purpose of constructing Masaka nice once more.