On 19th July 2019, MPL – Movit Products Limited visited hospitals and prisons in Kitgum district northern Uganda to hand over 1000 gift items. The CSR activity was done in partnership with the Irene Gleenson Foundation which organizes the Irene Gleeson Charity walk. The IGF charity walk is an annual event celebrated in memory of Mama Irene an Australian lady who sacrificed and dedicated her life to improving the lives of the people in Northern Uganda.
The event was graced by several other corporate companies and government officials within the region. The guest of honor was the Deputy speaker of parliament of Republic of Uganda, Jacob Oulanya and other guests included the State Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Okello Oryem, the Retired Anglican Bishop Dr. Henry Luke Orombi and the deputy Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Uganda who was the chief walker.
Movit under this cause was able to visit hospitals in Kitgum, Lamwo, Pader and Agago districts and the Uganda Government Prison in Kitgum giving out over 1000 packages of support items. The MPL employees interacted with thousands of patients most especially mothers and children giving them Motivation, hope and encouragement. The MPL gift Package included a basin, junior soap and baby jelly among other products.
“Some pregnant women come to give birth with not even a basin to use for the baby after birth because they cannot afford it. The packages that Movit has given will be of great value to these women.” – Bezzy Omoya, senior administrator at St. Joseph hospital in Kitgum.
The Trade Marketing, Communications and Corporate Affairs Manager at MPL, John Tumwesigye noted that the company will continue to invest in programs that support local communities and give away products to support people in need.
“We remain committed to being a good corporate citizen, giving back is a huge part of what motivates us as a company, and as individuals. Last year we invested, 80 million Ugandan shillings and this year UGX 30 Million all in Memory of Irene Gleeson and ensuring that we build on the foundation she started”- John Tumwesigye commented
The partnership with Irene Gleeson Foundation is one that MPL plans to continue over the years to ensure sustainable growth within the Region.