MTN Donates 15 Million Shillings to Anglican Church Mid-West Cluster for Martyrs Day Celebrations

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MTN Uganda has donated 15 million shillings to the Anglican Church Mid-West Cluster to aid in the preparations for the upcoming Martyrs Day celebrations.

The donation was presented by MTN Uganda’s Regional Manager for MTN MOMO Western Uganda, Allan Makanga, during a ceremony held at the Ruwenzori diocese headquarters in Fort portal today.

The event was attended by church leaders, local officials, and representatives from MTN Uganda.

During the presentation, Makanga emphasized MTN’s commitment to supporting community initiatives and fostering unity and development in the regions where it operates.

He highlighted the significance of Martyrs Day as a time for reflection, unity, and celebration of faith.

The funds provided by MTN will go towards various aspects of the Martyrs Day celebrations, including organizing religious services, cultural performances, and community outreach programs.

This contribution is part of MTN Uganda’s ongoing efforts to partner with local communities and contribute to their social and cultural development.

Rt Rev Reuben Kisembo, the Ruwenzori diocese bishop who also doubles as the chairperson for the Anglican Church in Mid West, expressed gratitude for MTN’s generous donation, noting that it will greatly enhance the success and impact of the Martyrs Day celebrations.

He commended MTN for its continued support and collaboration with religious and community organizations in promoting unity and social cohesion.

The cluster of six Greater Rwenzori dioceses which include Rwenzori, South Rwenzori, East Rwenzori, West Rwenzori, Bunyoro-Kitara and Masindi-Kitara was chosen by the House of Bishops to organize the 2024 commemorations at the Uganda Martyrs Anglican site in Namugongo.

Bishop Kisembo however called for more support from well-wishers saying they have not yet even collected 20% out of the 2.4 billion shillings they need for the celebrations.

Marked annually on June 3 as a public holiday, the Martyrs’ Day celebrates a group of young Ugandans killed on orders of then-reigning Buganda king Mwanga II for converting to Christianity in the late 19th century.

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