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MTN Uganda, NFA Launch Forest Cover Restoration Drive

MTN Uganda, NFA Launch Forest Cover Restoration Drive

MTN Uganda on Tuesday, August 24 launched a nationwide forest cover restoration project.

The project symbolizes the deepening of the company’s roots in Uganda, a country that has been home to the company since 1998.

Themed ‘’Uganda is Home’’, this initiative is in preparation for MTN Uganda listing 20% of its shares on the Uganda stock exchange.

This is an opportunity for Ugandans to own a part of the company. The company launched the initiative at Kyewaga Central Forest Reserve in Entebbe.

The MTN reforestation project has been undertaken in partnership with the National Forestry Authority (NFA).

It will see MTN Uganda restore 220 hectares of forest cover. This will be in five Central Forest Reserves (CRFs) across the entire country.

These reserves include Barifa CFR in Arua, Kagombe CFR in Kibaale. Jubia CFR in Masaka, and Orega Hills CFR in Serere district.

Every 10 hectares will represent one year of MTN’s existence in the country so far.

The MTN forest cover restoration project is one of the many initiatives the company has undertaken to strengthen its relations with Uganda. It is also the company’s recommitment to play its part in the development of the country it calls its home.

One of the company’s key corporate social investments is the refurbishment and re-equipment of over 30 health center IIIs across the country.

This is also aimed at assisting the government reach Sustainable Development Goal Number 3. This goal calls for health and the well-being of all.

The Executive Director of the NFA, Tom Obong Okello lauded MTN for supporting the government in reinstating forest coverage in the country.

‘’This is one of the single biggest investments into the sector by any corporate organization so far, we are certain of the tremendous positive impact on the local communities and the entire country,’’ said Okello.

The ‘’Uganda is Home’’ campaign comes shortly after MTN hit a milestone of 15 million subscribers.

This further deepened the company’s roots in the country as the leading telecommunications company of choice.

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