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Huawei injects Shs250 Million into MTN Kampala Marathon

Liu Jiawei, the Uganda Huawei Managing Director (L) hands over a contribution cheque to Mr. Olivier Prentout, the MTN Chief Marketing Officer. (PML Daily PHOTO)

KAMPALA- Huawei Technologies Company Ltd Wednesday boosted the 2018 MTN Kampala Marathon with UGX250 million that is intended to help maternal health in Uganda.

Liu Jiawei, the Huawei Managing Director for Uganda handed over the Cheque at Huawei Uganda Offices at the Cube Building, Kisementi in Kampala.

“Huawei considers social good in prioritizing business development by looking at enormous needs in developing countries and considering outreaches that have the greatest impact such as the MTN Marathon. That is why today we are going to hand over 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,” said jiawei.

The 2018 MTN Kampala Marathon is slated on Sunday 25th November at the Kololo Independence grounds, with the intent to raise money to fund Maternal Health Care in Uganda.

MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Olivier Prentout who represented the CEO, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte at the cheque handover thanked Huawei for its huge contribution towards the marathon.

“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. It has been 14 years of organizing the Marathon and we, therefore, find it extremely important to collectively mobilise and continue to channel support to communities in need,” he said.

“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 Marathon,” added Prentout.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment, and Services Company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong.

It is said to be the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012.

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