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    NetOne gives maize meal to needy in Mwenezi



    NKULUMANI MLAMBO

    MWENEZI - NetOne has donated maize meal bags to 3 900 vulnerable families in Mwenezi East constituency as part of the mobile phone service provider's 20th anniversary celebrations.
    The handover ceremony was held at Rutenga Primary School last Thursday under the program, 'Igniting MbiriYedu Trail' which started in August in Nyanga this year.
    The company also repainted a classroom block at Rutenga Primary in NetOne colours and donated netball and soccer kits for the teams at the school which has an enrolment of 942 pupils and produces the best results in the district at Grade 7 level.
     "As part of anniversary celebrations we are reaching out to marginalised areas and establishing base stations and sometimes donating ICT equipment as well as giving food aid to the less privileged in the communities," said NetOne marketing manager Loveness Goverah who was standing in for the managing director.
    Joshua Moyo the MP for Mwenezi East constituency was the guest of honour.
    Goverah said her company took a deliberate stance to hold such celebrations at schools in the remote parts of the country as a way of bridging the gap between urban pupils and rural pupils in the use of ICT which has become an important vehicle of research and learning.
    "We are approached by MPs from different constituencies seeking assistance and we select the most vulnerable areas, MP Moyo has been knocking on our doors for a long time and we have decided to assist the constituency with these bags of maize meal," added Goverah.
    "I would like to pay tribute to NetOne for their listening ear and the good gesture will go a long way in alleviating hunger in the drought prone district.
    "NetOne has promised to build more base stations so that we can talk more for less through their One Fusion promotion.
    "I would like to take this opportunity to appeal for more help especially to build classrooms for schools in ward 18 which is a resettlement area where children are learning from open places," said Moyo.
    The area commander for NetOne Philip Mhembere appealed to the community to support the company by venturing in income generating activities like selling airtime and becoming One Wallet agencies.
    He also said the company decided to chip in with food aid because of the drought that is ravaging the area.
    "As part of our social corporate responsibility we have decided to help the people of Mwenezi in our small way. We also want you to support us by buying NetOne lines which offer a dollar a day where you can talk and talk and talk," said Mhembere.
    Chief Neshuro,Rodwell Gudo in whose area the celebrations were held thanked NetOne for the donation and bringing cheaper communication closer to their doors.
    NetOne was launched on September 8, 1996 during the United Nations Solar Summit held at the then Sheraton Hotel.
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