Airtel Uganda has committed its Airtel Money platform to contribute to the re-development of Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine, Namugongo.
On Friday, President Yoweri Museveni launched a fundraising drive for the re-development of the Namugongo Shrine at Kampala Serena Hotel.
At the event nearly Shs 2bn was realized in cash and pledges and Museveni donated Shs 400m towards the project.
Namugongo shrine is a center of convergence for thousands of devout Christians from across the world that makes the annual pilgrimage to celebrate the lives of the martyrs.
Airtel Uganda has committed to use its Airtel Money platform where its millions of subscribers can take the opportunity to easily and conveniently contribute to shrines refurbishment.
To contribute to the restoration of the Namugongo Shrines, subscribers to the Airtel network can;
Choose Option 9
Type 193000 in the space for business number
Speaking at the event, President Museveni said the construction of the project will attract tourists to the country.
“We are going to build this shrine to remember the Martyrs but also to cater for the tourists who come here”, he said.
Uganda celebrates Martyrs’ day annually every 3rd June, a day that attracts pilgrims from the various countries from not only Africa but beyond.