Airtel donates to Hajj Board

By GNA Reporter

Accra, Sept. 6, GNA
– Airtel Ghana, has donated sanitary items to the National Hajj Board to
support Pilgrims embarking on this year’s Hajj.

The donations
include toiletries, sanitisers and disinfectants.

Making the donation
at the Hajj Village in Accra, Mr Richard Ahiagble, the Head of Corporate
Communications at Airtel, said: “The annual Hajj is a very important activity
not only on the Islamic calendar but for the nation as a whole.

“As a business, we
understand how important the pilgrimage is to all practising Muslims and the
effort the Hajj Board has put in over the years to ensure pilgrims from Ghana
join their colleagues from all over the world for the annual event in Saudi

“This donation is
on behalf of the leadership and employees of Airtel Ghana to the Hajj Board and
all pilgrims in the village. It is our little way of wishing all pilgrims well
as they embark on the Hajj.”

Additionally, Mr
Ahiagble said Airtel had launched a special Hajj voice and data package to
enable the Ghanaian pilgrims to stay in touch with their families and loved
ones, whilst on the Hajj.

“The package, the
best in the country, offers as much as 200% discount on calls and up to 100
free receiving call minutes to keep pilgrims connected with their relatives
whilst away in Mecca”.

Explaining how the
package worked, Ms Theresa Adade, a Senior Manager in charge of International
Roaming, explained, “The offer is opened to both new and existing customers.

“Airtel customers
can subscribe by simply recharging with GH
ȼ50.00 or GHȼ100.00, dialing *151# and
choosing the Hajj offer.”

A GHȼ100.00 recharge gives customers up to 100 free
minutes of incoming calls valid for 30 days.

“Customers do not
need to purchase a new SIM card whilst in Mecca as our extensive network of
partners enables them to seamlessly roam on Zain or STC Saudi Arabia, however,
to find out more, customers should contact our call center on 100.”


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