The donation took place in Rutoma village, Ndego cell in Karama sector of Nyagatare district on Saturday where Liquid Telecom also committed to connecting schools in the area with the internet.
Beneficiaries of Mutuelle de Santé subscription commended Liquid Telecom for improving their access to health services.
“I have kept two sick children at home because I had no means to access health care. We would sometimes opt for traditional healers,” said one of the residents.
Another beneficiary, Simon Mpawenayo also said they were hit hard by drought and rainstorms which affected crop yields, incomes and made it difficult to access health services.
“We experienced weather vagaries leading to crop failure that we were not able to subscribe for Mutuelle de Santé,” he said.
The speaker of Parliament Chamber of Deputies, Donatille Mukabalisa who was in the area along with accompanying the team to participate in the community work thanked Liquid Telecom for supporting the government efforts in contributing to citizens’ improved livelihoods.
“We appreciate Liquid Telecom for the great support particularly to Nyagatare district which had not yet reached the targeted number of Mutuelle de Santé subscribers. The support to residents aligns with Government’s agenda,” she said.
Kabalisa urged beneficiaries to strive for self-reliance, blamed those who don’t pay Mutuelle de Santé subscriptions claiming they don’t fall sick that they should consider the value of consolidation aspect of the scheme.
Sam Nkusi, the Chairman of Liquid Telecom Rwanda said they chose to donate Mutuelle de Sante because national development can’t be advanced with unhealthy citizens.
“Both vulnerable and people with adequate means should walk together leaving no one behind to ensure everyone stays healthy along the journey to fast track national development,” he said.
Nkusi unveiled that they have a plan to expand the internet to schools, health centers and other public infrastructure in rural areas.
Liquid Telecom Rwanda is a subsidiary of leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom.
Liquid Telecom is a leading communications services and solutions provider across 13 countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa that serves carrier, enterprise and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity and digital services.
It has built Africa’s largest independent fiber network, spanning over 50,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centers in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Nairobi, with a combined 6,800 square meters of rack space.
This is in addition to leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure, and innovative digital content provision, including Netflix, NBA, TED and Kwese Play.
Through this combined offering, Liquid Telecom is enhancing customers’ experience on their digital journey.