For the next three months, Safaricom will gift front line health workers 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs, this will be 12GB, 600 minutes for voice calls and 2,000 text messages a month to help in the fight against the coronavirus.
Safaricom says the move is part of the companies commitment to keep the country connected during the pandemic.
The giant telco will gift the connectivity resources and airtime to the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund and frontline healthcare workers both at national and county levels.
Safaricom has also bumped up Internet speed at Afya House for the National Command and Control Centre, offering 100 Mbps Internet Connectivity
“The gallant front line healthcare workers are our first line of defence against the pandemic and their dedication to serving the country has helped slow down infections within our communities,” the new Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said. “We not only want to appreciate the great work they are doing, but also facilitate their communication as they continue discharging their duties.”
“We are cognizant of the challenge ahead of us and our purpose as an organisation is clear, to keep our customers connected and support Kenyans in whatever way we can,” Ndegwa said.
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