MTN Group, the South African mobile phone giant, has reached out to its customers in Africa and middle East to lend a helping hand by donating to fight the dreaded Ebola disease virus that has claimed thousand of lives across West Africa.
The mobile phone company says it has invited its customers across Africa and the Middle East to join hands with the company in a 3-month campaign to raise funds for a “United Against Ebola” initiative starting from December 1.
According to MTN, customers are being invited to participate in an SMS campaign to donate a minimum of $1. The mobile operator also says it has committed $10 million to the fight against the deadly Ebola Disease Virus.
“MTN is supporting this campaign to give further impetus to concerted efforts aimed at combating the Ebola epidemic and saving lives. As MTN, we believe the only way to start reversing the devastating effects of the outbreak is to come together to tackle the spread of the disease, and ease the suffering it continues to inflict on families and communities,” Sifiso Dabengwa, MTN Group President and CEO says.