By Arthur Tagara
State-owned telecommunications company, TelOne donated 100 bins and 100 ornamental tree seedlings to Kwekwe City Council recently as part of the company’s initiative drive to be a sustainable business that cares about the society.
In a speech read on her behalf, TelOne Managing Director Chipo Mutasa said that the company was running a ‘Provide a Bin’ campaign geared towards supporting cleanliness and having a zero tolerance to litter.
“We are running several programmes among which we have the “Provide a bin” campaign through which we have so far provided more than 5000 bins to citizens in different towns countrywide,” said Mutasa.
The bins that TelOne donated were fabricated by their internal staff at factories in Bulawayo and Harare.
In her speech Mutasa told the masses that were present that Telone has defined Environmental management as a key pillar for Corporate Social Investment programming and as such since 2016 been involved in several initiatives aimed at contributing to sustainable environmental management.
“TelOne has defined Environmental management as a key pillar for our Corporate Social Investment programming,” she said.
She also said that the company supports cleanliness and holds a zero tolerance to litter.
“The objective of the bin donation is to support cleanliness and a zero tolerance to litter,” Mutasa said.
The telecommunication company handed over the tree seedlings to the Local Authorities, Kwekwe City Council.
“The 100 tree seedlings will be handed over to the Local Authorities, Kwekwe City Council for planting at the university campuses and other sites,” said Mutasa.
In giving remarks, Kwekwe City Mayor Angeline Kasipo said they shared the same values with TelOne of impacting the society positively.
“We share the same values as TelOne, that is to have a positive impact on the society,” she said.
By Arthur Tagara