This Saturday 27th August, Tigo Rwanda staff lead by the CEO joined the City of Kigali in the special Umuganda that took place in Nyarugunga sector, Kicukiro District.
The Tigo team lead by the CEO Philip Amoateng, the Kigali city officials represented by Vice Mayor in charge of Social Affairs Judith Kazayire, together with the residents of Nyarugunga Sector cleaned the drainage by the swampy area ahead of the rainy season coming. Other youth groups joined the efforts.
Commenting on Tigo’s participation, Tigo Rwanda Chief Executive Officer, Philip Amoateng said “We have participated in a number of CSR activities, like the Reach for Change the one we do for change leaders, there is the women empowerment, and many others. We know it’s not only about giving but it’s also about the physical presence in the community where you work. We take this seriously, it’s one of our targets and every umuganda we will participate in the activities, we will do the cleanup processes, and we will join the people to talk about the things that are important to the country. We will show our solidarity with the local government, and this is the main reason we have decided to be participate in this activity today.”
After the umuganda Tigo Rwanda staff also served drinking water to the three thousand residents that participated. Kigali City Vice Mayor in charge of Social Affairs Judith Kazayire expressed gratitude to the people of Nyarugunga and all the partners that join and stressed in the importance of keeping the city clean. She also took the opportunity to remind every citizen that they are their neighbour’s eye when it comes to security.
Tigo Rwanda Chief Executive Officer, Philip Amoateng added “This is not going to be a onetime only, we have always been part of these efforts. The community is encouraging the youth to come down to do the cleanup, getting this place clean neat, is very important for the growth of Rwanda, for its agenda of cleanness. So we choose this place to work with the youth of Rwanda, most of our workers are young, so we bring our youth, we also bought some water to give to the people that are cleaning and physically participate in the cleanup. “
Currently, Tigo Rwanda has over three million customers and has invested over US $310 million from 2009 to date. Tigo Rwanda provides 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. This year Tigo Rwanda became the first telecom operator in Africa to sign the Connected Women Commitment Initiative.
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.