Airtel Networks Zambia on Monday donated 10 maternity ward mattresses to Lewanika General Hospital in Mongu.
Airtel Zonal business manager Mayimbo Kalengo said his company was committed to changing the lives of the people in the local communties through its robust corporate social resposibility initaitives.
He said meeting the community at their point of need was crucial to the life changing process of Airtel.
Mr Kalengo said Airtel had a bigger responsibility to impact on more lives in the communities in which it operates.
He said the company would continue to introduce products and services that were innovative and relevant to its customers across the country.
“We are here to re-affirm our commitment to improving the child birth experience for the women of Mongu and outlying areas that are referred to the hospital for child birth. We pray that this donation will help alleviate some of the challenges that the general hospital is currently facing especially with the increase in the number of patients wanting to access the hospital services,” he said.
Western Province permanent secretary Liomba Mwangala said the donation by Airtel had come at a time when the hospital was undergoing an expansion programme to cater for more patients.
“Western province as a whole has benefited a lot from Airtel’s investment in the local community and I would like to urge other companies to emulate them by sharing their profits through community investments. I am also pleased to mention that this is not the first time that Airtel has invested in changing the lives of the people in Western Province as the company not too long ago adopted the Lukalanya School where a 1×3 classroom block was built and educational materials worth thousands of kwacha were also donated,” he said.