The 2018, MTN Kampala Marathon has received a financial boost of Shs250m courtesy of Huawei limited, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.
The 2018 MTN Kampala Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 25th November at the Kololo Independence grounds, with the aim of raising funds towards Maternal Health Care in Uganda to ensure safe childbirth, for expectant mothers regardless of their means or where they come from.
Speaking during handover of the confirmation cheque at the company’s offices in Kampala, Huawei Managing Director Liujiawei, said the contribution is going towards making Uganda a better place.
“Huawei considers social good in prioritising business development by looking at enormous needs and considering outreaches that have the greatest impact such as the MTN Marathon. That is why today we are going to handover our contribution of 250 million Uganda shillings to maternal health through the Marathon. We are sure that with this contribution, Uganda can only be a better place,” he said.
MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Olivier Prentout represented the CEO, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte at the handover; and hailed Huawei for its partnership.
“MTN Uganda acknowledges and commends Huawei for its willingness to respond to the call to ensure that the Marathon continues to be a resounding success year in year out. It has been 14 years of organising the MTN Kampala Marathon and we therefore find it extremely important to collectively mobilise and continue to channel support to communities in need,” he said.
Adding, “Our longstanding work relationship with Huawei has birthed innovative digital solutions which have transformed the digital landscape for Uganda; and has certainly contributed to our vision of delivering a bold new digital world to our customers. With Huawei’s involvement in the MTN Kampala Marathon, we have positively impacted communities from the proceeds raised from the MTN Kampala Marathon. We believe in strength in numbers, and so today it gives us immense pleasure to have Huawei once again join in to ensure that the marathon is a success.”