TelOne making a mark in communities: Minister

Minister Mary Mliswa-Chikoka

Paul Pindani and John Murwira recently in Karoi

TelOne has helped Hurungwe children’s home, the elderly, and rural clinics by donating food, blankets, facemasks and sanitizers.

TelOne donated 300kg of mealie meal, 400kg of rice, 200kg flour, 78 bar washing soaps, 12 kgs Tea- bags, 100 Jade Soap, 25kg Soya Chunks, 48x300ml petroleum jelly, 200 sanitary wear, 200 books, 20kg salt, branded blankets, facemasks and sanitizers.


TelOne public relations officer, Hazel Ndebele, said they came to Hurungwe through their program of Corporate Social Investment (CSI).



“We set aside a budget to take care of our CSI.


“And CSI is guided by 2015 post sustainable development goals (SDGs) of which that we have our five pillars,” said Ndebele.


“So it is the social welfare pillar that has brought us here in Hurungwe to come and donate what we have to the children’s home, the elderly and rural clinics,”


“As TelOne, we sit down and profile the needy people in our communities, because we work with the community,” she said.


Ndebele said that her organization did not operate in a vacuum.



“We are a responsible corporate citizen. So we want to give back to the community.”


Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Mary Mliswa-Chikoka, said thanked TelOne for their timely response.


” Well done Telone. Over the years and especially in these trying Covid-19 era, TelOne, has made considerable progress in redefining it’s business operations, to be centered on the people it serves.


” They have rallied themselves to strive to make a mark in the communities they operate from,” said Mliswa.


She added:



” This request has since seen TelOne adopt a five pillar strategy that looks to uplift communities in the country.


” These pillars are, Education, Health, Environment, Girl Child and Social Welfare.


” Today here in Hurungwe, TelOne through its timely donation is engaging with us, in order to provide solutions to all their five pillars,” said Mliswa.


” We want to applaud you TelOne , for this commitment and dedication towards your corporate social responsibility here in Mashonaland West province,” she said.