Mobile phone operator MTN Rwanda revealed that it will be ploughing 1% of their profit back into the Rwandan economy by investing it in the MTN Foundation, which helps to develop the local community.
MTN Human Resource Manager Marry Ashimwe commented that MTN Rwanda is only operating in that country because of Rwandans. Whatever MTN earns comes directly from the Rwandan MTN subscriber base, and Ashimwe explained that MTN does not want to enjoy the profits alone.
“MTN Foundation is a non-profit organization sponsored by MTN in order to engage into community development especially in the Education, Health and Social development projects. MTN Rwanda has often sponsored operations at Kigali Teaching Hospital (CHUK) and offered students’ school fees,” wrote Kigali-based Rwanda Express.
The South African-based MTN is Africa’s largest mobile phone operator, with operations in 22 African countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and Republic of Congo.
MTN Rwanda started operating in the East African nation from as early as 1998, and has a steady number of subscribers of around 3-million.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor