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NetOne Continues To Celebrate Albanism Awareness In Bulawayo


Zimbabwe Telecommunications giant NetOne, continued to celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day in the Bulawayo Metropolitan province over the weekend.

NetOne Group Chief Executive Officer, GCEO Engineer Raphael Mushanawani, in a speech read on his behalf by NetOne Matebeleland Regional manager Ms Elmah Dube Addressed Government Officials present, Corporate leaders, ALCOZ representatives, Distinguished Guests on the importance of International Albinism Awareness Day.

The Group CEO through Regional Manager Elmah Dube welcomed everyone to always remember this day saying, “On behalf of the Group Chief Executive Officer, not here present, it is with great pleasure that I stand before you today, as we witness the belated International Albinism Awareness Day Celebrations in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province.

“As NetOne we are glad to join hands with ALCOZ in Zimbabwe to celebrate and commemorate International Albinism Awareness under the hashtags #United in Making Our Voice heard and #Inclusion4equility. As NetOne under our CSR Initiatives we have supported different vulnerable and disadvantaged groups including those living with albinism in communities we operate from around the country.

“NetOne through its management will continue to support people living with albinism and we have donated sun creams, lip balms and sun hats. We would like to assure the community that NetOne seeks to partake this initiative to the various regions across the country as it is our mandate to ensure that we leave no place and no one behind NDSG1.”

GCEO added that, “Albinism is not a curse and as such we have collaborated with ALCOZ, a partnership to create awareness, fight discrimination, stigma and marginalization against those living with albinism.”

Albinism is a rare condition, a genetically inherited difference that occurs at birth, it is a non-contagious and is caused by lack of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes causing lack of defense to sunlight and bright light.

The NetOne Boss further elaborated that, “As NetOne today we celebrate all people living with albinism all over the world on their special day, we share our opinion that people with albinism should enjoy the full privileges of all human rights and we implore other corporates and stakeholders to render their support as well.

“As NetOne we believe the journey does not end here as there is more that needs to be done in ensuring that communities are educated to increase awareness that help alleviate, uphold and protect the rights of people living with albinism.

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