MTN Rwanda staff on Saturday joined the monthly community work by taking care of its garden located in Nyandungu, at the same time marking the 94th birth of the former South African president Nelson Mandela.
According to Robert Rwakabogo, the MTN Rwanda senior marketing manager, this umuganda was organized as one of the activities dedicated to pay tribute to and imitate Mandela's achievements of striving for a better world.
"Nelson Mandela strived to change the world and make it better," Rwakabogo said. "For us, we learn from this as our responsibility to make our society better."
He added that the similar activities of marking the Mandela's 94th birthday and achievements were undertaken by all staff of the telecoms company wherever it operates in the world. The activities were lasting for 67 minutes, representing the years the anti-apartheid activist strived fighting for a better world.
The MTN group, based in South Africa, organized the activities to honor Mandela also by preparing him a book in which people from across the world will send messages of honor. "Mandela is a great hero and his acts should be backed," Rwakabogo pointed out.
He added that such activities are part of the company's social corporate responsibility. "MTN serves Rwandans, and we he have act to ensure that we operate in a good environment and trade with healthy people," Rwakabogo pointed out, adding that the company has also been supporting other activities such as operating patients with cleft lips.