Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda has praised Airtel Uganda for donating medical equipment to Uganda Muslim Medical Bureau-UMMB during this month of Ramadhan, describing the benevolent gesture as timely.
In a speech delivered by the deputy Mufti, Sheikh Abdallah Ibrahim Ssemambo Tamusuza, Mubaje said the gesture it is geared towards reducing maternity challenges such as poor nutrition, inadequate health services, complications and poverty among others.
The items donated include; delivery beds, oxygen cylinders, Infantomers/Baby weighing Scales, Mama kits and over 500 food packs comprising rice, flour for both porridge and posho, sugar and cooking oil at a brief ceremony held at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC based Old Kampala Hospital.
“We immensely express thanks to Airtel Uganda for exhibiting passion towards the communities in reciprocating their support as customers of Airtel services and that is what can strengthen the existing partnership,” he said.
Mubaje also thanked Dr. Said Karama, the executive secretary, entire secretariat staff of UMMB the medical wing of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council for lobbying and coordinating the donation.
On his part, Manoj Murali, the managing director of Airtel Uganda commended UMMB and UMSC in general for designing health programs that are meant to promote live-holds in the communities.
“The Holy month of Ramadhan is time for spiritual renewal that calls for sharing with others. Therefore, we are privileged to extend our donation in support of a noble cause towards the reduction of the health burdens in communities,” Murali said.
He also expressed their commitment in strengthening the partnership with UMMB as they carry on their activities in the communities.
In his welcoming speech, Dr. Karama thanked Airtel for accepting to offer medical equipment to Muslim medical facilities across the country.
Those selected to benefit from the donation include Zukuli Muslim Nursing home at Kawempe, Gubara Health Center in Wakiso, Mbarara Muslim Health Center, Lambu – Masaka, Bushenyi UMSC Health Center, Bushenyi Igara, Kinyashohera Muslim Health Center – Kihihi Kanugu, Bombo UMSC Health Center- Kigorobya Hoima, Jinja Islamic Health Center, Buwenge Hospital & Medical Centre, Iganga Islamic Medical Centre, Saidina Umar Health Center- Mbale Industrial Division, Al Noor Health Center- Yumbe and Oriajini Health Center- Arua,
Over 150 expectant mothers were offered food packages and maama kits.