LUSAKA – As Zambia’s number 1 telecommunications provider, MTN Zambia has provided material support to the Ministry of Health in a bid to contribute to Government’s efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently raging the country and the world as a whole.
MTN Zambia provided an assortment of sanitary products including 25 foot powered hand washing facilities, hand sanitizer lotion, N95 face masks and surgical gloves valued at K50,000.
MTN Zambia CEO, Mr. Bart Hofker expressed optimism that the contribution made will go a long way to supplement Government’s efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19 pandemic that has had negative effect on the lives of the community.
He said, “It is our firm belief that everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life, therefore, the only way people can enjoy these benefits is if they are of a healthy status in mind, body and soul and that is why we are coming on board to offer our support to curb this pandemic that is threatening the health and wellbeing of our community. We would also like to congratulate the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Health for the job that you are doing to ensure that you preserve the lives of our citizens.”
Mr. Hofker also added that, “MTN Zambia as a trusted friend of the Zambian people and you can always count on us to rise to the occasion whenever we are called upon to contribute to improving and maintaining the life and well being of the Zambian people. During this time of the pandemic, we have demonstrated this commitment by offering a number of products and services such as zero rating mobile money transfer fees up to K150 and doubled the MoMo transaction limited to reduce the exchange of paper money. In addition, we have introduced a digital leaning platform called MTN e-Tutor app and we have launched Music Time, Opera and will soon launch Ayoba. “
And MTN Zambia General Manager, Corporate Services, Ms. Pamela Pio reiterated MTN Zambia’s passion to contribute to the improvement of Health in Zambia. She said, “Improvement of health and enhancement of quality of life has always been a key focus area for us at MTN Zambia in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility. We will support innovative ways in which we can partner with Government and other stakeholders to improve the lives of our citizens. Which is why we saw it fit to join the Ministry of Health on this fight against the COVID-19.”