KAMPALA – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider has on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, boosted the 2019 edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon with UGX 250million towards maternal health care in Uganda.
The confirmation and official Cheque handover ceremony took place at Huawei Uganda Offices at the Cube Building, Kisementi in Kampala.
The 2019 edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon will be held on Sunday November 24 starting at the Kololo independence grounds with runners participating in either of 4 categories including; the full marathon (42Km), half marathon (21Km), 10Km race and 5Km wheelchair race/fun run.
Huawei confirmed that it will take participate fully in this year’s Marathon at Kololo and the regional runs of; Soroti, Arua, and Masaka respectively.
“This year we shall run for maternal health once again, and as we all know, one out of every 49 women die of a maternal complication related to pregnancy in Uganda and it’s the highest in the world. We at Huawei believe that this issue can be solved once and for all and make Uganda a better place for pregnant mothers. This then explains why we have come out to continue to sponsor this marathon with 250 million Uganda shillings. We are sure that with this contribution, Uganda can only be a better place,” says Mr. Liujiawei, The Managing Director of Huawei Uganda.
“Just like last year, the MTN Marathon will have regional runs in Soroti, Arua, and Masaka. I confirm that we look forward to participating as a company through branding, we shall give away some goodies to the participants and also have our representative in the regional runs,” He added.
MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Sen Somdev hailed Huawei for its partnership and continued support for the MTN Marathon over the years.
“MTN Uganda lauds Huawei for its enthusiasm to respond to the call to ensure that the Marathon continues to be a resounding success and a channel to support communities in need. With Huawei’s involvement in the MTN Kampala Marathon, we have positively impacted communities from the proceeds raised from the MTN Kampala Marathon. In the same way, our longstanding work relationship with Huawei has brought forth 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,” Mr. Somdev said.
More than 250 Huawei staff have also confirmed participation in the MTN Kampala Marathon 2019.