Muslim faithful in the country are receiving alms as part of a joint Ramadan campaign by MTN Uganda and Salam TV. This week Kasana Health Center IV & Bagalana Masjid Mosque in Luwero District, Central Uganda have been some of the recipients.
The items donated included sugar, rice, prayer mats, Islamic tunic/garbs, cooking oil, wheat flour, bar soap, fruit juice, Qurans and salt. In a statement, MTN Uganda acknowledged the Holy Month as one of the five pillars of Islam and said they were honoured to associate with Muslims in the special time.
“Fasting during the holy month is one of the five pillars of Islam, which also include prayer and charity. MTN Uganda takes pleasure in joining Muslims from all over Uganda in carrying out various acts of charity throughout the holy month of Ramadan”.
“As a caring corporate company, we find it not only our right but also our responsibility to give back to our local communities and most especially those in need such as the vulnerable, the unfortunate and those who are unwell. We wish the Ugandan Muslim community a peaceful Ramadan season”.
Luwero District is bordered by Nakasongola District to the north, Kayunga District to the east, Mukono District to the southeast, Wakiso District to the south, and Nakaseke District to the west. It is a bubbling trade and agriculture-driven district that hosts Bugema University, Ndejje University, Kampala University, and the Kabaka’s Bamunanika Palace.
It is also the headquarters of the Uganda Land Forces, a unit of the Uganda People’s Defence Force and Bombo Military Hospital, one of the two military hospitals in Uganda (the other being Mbuya Military Hospital).
Throughout Ramadan, MTN Uganda and Salam TV will conduct various activities to engage with Muslims all over Uganda. Salam TV is the first and only Islamic TV Channel in Uganda. It is part of the Next Media Services Group of companies. MTN Uganda and Next Media Services have been instrumental in supporting people-led initiatives over the last few years.