MTN Cameroon, through its Corporate Foundation, has supported more than 200 families who were victims of the floods that occurred in Buea in the South-West Region, following the torrential rain that fell on the city during the night of 18 to 19 March 2023.
MTN Cameroon’s gesture of solidarity took place during a ceremony at the esplanade of the Buea Town Stadium on 24 March 2023. The event was presided over by the Divisional Officer of Buea, Abba Abdouraman, in the presence of the representative of the Governor of the South-West Region, Mrs. Mbong Vanessa, Paramount Chief Endeley V, representatives of families of the victims of the disaster and a strong delegation of MTN employees led by Mrs. Jacqueline Iyock, representative of the CEO of MTN Cameroon.
“MTN Cameroon did not come to Buea empty-handed. In addition to our words of comfort, we are providing the victims with basic equipment for those who have been rendered homeless, didactic materials for students who have lost their school supplies and food,” explains Mrs. Marie Germaine Ndzie, Senior Manager Corporate Affairs at MTN Cameroon.
This initiative, far from being an isolated action, is part of a regular programme of humanitarian assistance to national causes provided by MTN Foundation aimed at helping victims of accidents, natural disasters or epidemics. Such gesture is a duty of solidarity that has enabled MTN to stand with victims of several catastrophes that have hit the country.
“As Africans, solidarity is deeply rooted in our DNA. Our presence with the victims of Buea is therefore part of a long tradition, given that MTN Foundation has been working daily for the well-being of our communities in Cameroon since 2005. By contributing to the improvement of their quality of life, we are working together for the progress of the country and of Africa”, said Mrs. Jacqueline Iyock.