THIS WEEK: Airtel connects Palabek refugee settlement
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda launched a network site to enable telecommunication services at Palabek Refugee Settlement in Lamwo District, northern Uganda. Airtel also held a two-day health camp in Palabek.
The two events were aimed at promoting connectivity and improving livelihoods in the settlement and the surrounding areas. The event was also attended by officials of Uganda Communication Commission, (UCC), the Office of the Prime Minister and local area leaders.
Airtel MD V.G. Somasekhar said the mast launch and health camp were part of the company’s ongoing efforts to ensure affordable and reliable countrywide coverage of voice and internet services as well as the provision of much needed health services to different communities across Uganda.
Palabek is the newest refugee settlement established in April this year and is said to be hosting more than 34,000 South Sudanese refugees. The Director for the Rural Communication Development Fund at the UCC, Nyombi Tembo commended the company for investing in the two events.
The network site launch is preceded by a two-day health camp in Palabek Refugee Settlement with our partners, Hind’s Feet Project and volunteers. The camp is intended to provide much needed health services. #TogetherWeCan pic.twitter.com/BTXxn574Ou
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