MTN Rwanda donates Rwf100 million for construction of maternity ward in Bweyeye

On 13 July 2023 at 01:40

MTN Rwanda has donated Rwf100 million to the Ministry of Health for the construction of a maternity block that will accommodate a new Caesarean (C-section) operation facility and upgrade the Bweyeye health centre located in Bweyeye sector, Rusizi district in Western Province.

This support is part of the company’s Corporate Social Investments, demonstrating MTN Rwanda’s commitment to supporting Government priorities in health. The new C-section block will greatly enhance maternal and child health outcomes, ensuring safer deliveries and a decrease in possible complications for expectant mothers in the Bweyeye community and Western Province at large.

The Ministry of Health expressed its gratitude to MTN Rwanda and acknowledged the positive impact it will have on maternal healthcare in the region.

"We extend our heartfelt appreciation to MTN Rwanda for their contribution. This support will strengthen our ability to decentralize medical services to the health center level, saving the lives of mothers and newborns,” said the Minister of Health, Minister Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana.

By partnering with the Ministry of Health on this initiative, MTN Rwanda aims to contribute to the well-being of communities and the reduction of maternal mortality rates.

Mapula Bodibe, MTN Rwanda Chief Executive Officer, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership and shared her vision for the project stating "At MTN Rwanda, we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of all Rwandans. Our donation to the Ministry of Health for the construction of a new C-section block at Bweyeye Health Centre is a testament to our commitment to improving maternal healthcare. We believe that every woman deserves access to safe and quality care during childbirth, and we are proud to support this important cause."

The new C-section block at Bweyeye Health Centre will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, ensuring the highest standard of care for mothers requiring surgical intervention during childbirth. The construction project will include dedicated operating rooms, recovery areas, and specialized medical equipment necessary for safe and efficient C-section procedures.

About MTN Rwandacell

MTN Rwandacell Plc (MTN Rwanda) is the market leader in mobile telecommunications in Rwanda.

Since 1998, the telecom continuously invested in expanding and modernising its network. MTN Rwanda offers various services to subscribers, including innovative propositions such as personalised voice and data offers with MTN Irekure.

The company is also the front runner in mobile financial services in Rwanda with Mobile Money, MoMoPay and MoKash Loans and Savings.

Representatives from concerned parties at the handover of Rwf100 million donation.
The ceremony took place at the Ministry of Health.
Mapula Bodibe, MTN Rwanda CEO with the Minister of Health, Dr. Nsanzimana after the handover of the donation to build maternity wards in Bweyeye.