Liquid Telecom has revealed that it is set to donate USD 250,000 towards the prevention of Ebola in Rwanda. According to the company, the donation, handed over to Rwanda’s ministry of health, is to supplement the government’s prevention plan.
The funds will be used in strengthening capacity through medical, social prevention and mobilisation and awareness campaigns. Liquid Telecom Group CEO for East Africa Sam K. Nkusi said the donation is in the spirit of ensuring public safety.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), globally, at least 13,567 people are known to have contracted the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak in which more than 5,000 have died.
After receiving the cheque from Liquid Telecom the Minister for Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho, expressed appreciation, saying prevention is everyone’s responsibility.
According to a media statement, Binagwaho said: “The funds will be used in strengthening capacity through medical, social prevention and mobilisation and awareness campaigns, so it’s a good support.”
“This is an example of a situation where the private sector comes in to support government efforts. We hope this example will be followed by many in the country and on the continent.”