Kenya’s largest telco Safaricom has said it will give front line health workers 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes, and 33 million SMSs to key government healthcare workers for the next three months.
This will include a monthly bundle of 12GB data, 600 voice call minutes, and 2,000 SMSs for the next r=three months to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Safaricom says the move is part of the companies commitment to keep the country connected during the pandemic “We are cognizant of the challenge ahead of us and our purpose as an organization is clear, to keep our customers connected and support Kenyans in whatever way we can,” CEO Peter Ndegwa said.
Safaricom has also bumped up Internet speed at Afya House for the National Command and Control Centre, offering 100 Mbps Internet Connectivity.
Ndegwa said this commitment adds to their ongoing initiatives, currently valued at Sh6.5 billion, to support Safaricom customers.
“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,” 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.”