As part of Tigo Rwanda’s activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the company’s senior management, led by Tigo CEO Tongai Maramba, unveiled a solar power system that they donated to the Bisesero Genocide Memorial in Karongi District, Western Province.
This donation is part of the ‘Tigo 100 Days of Love’ initiative that comprises of a series of activities to build partnerships with the local community during this year’s genocide commemoration period.
Commenting on the visit, Tigo Rwanda Chief Executive Officer, Tongai Maramba said: “: “Tigo is carrying out similar activities across the country in line with its commitment to remember and honour the lives that were lost in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. We strongly recognize the huge role played by genocide memorials in ensuring history is not repeated.”
The solar system, valued at Frw 4.5 million, will provide lighting for the nine buildings that comprise the Bisesero Genocide Memorial.
Commenting on the donation, Pierre Kayitana, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Tigo Rwanda explained: “Through our partnership with the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), we identified Bisesero as one the few remaining memorial sites in Rwanda with no electricity”.
About Tigo Rwanda
Tigo Rwanda is owned by Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company uniquely dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. It provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services to over 60 million customers in fourteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves over 26 million customers in Africa.
Currently, Tigo Rwanda has over three million customers and has invested over US $310 million from 2009 to date. Tigo Rwanda is the only telecom to provide 4G LTE on mobile for both prepaid and post-paid customers. Tigo Rwanda was awarded as the ‘Most Innovative Service’ at Africa Com 2014, for international mobile money transfers with integrated currency conversion between Tigo Rwanda and Tigo Tanzania as well as awarded for “Best ICT Exhibitor” at the Kigali Expo 2015.