17 June 2016; Lusaka, Zambia: IHS Holding Limited (“IHS”), the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, is proud to co-sponsor a computer lab for the Kamanga Primary School in Lusaka, through its Zambian subsidiary IHS Zambia Limited, along with the Lions Club of Munali. The computer lab is the first of its kind for the Kamanga Primary School and will be launched today.
The Kamanga Primary School was built in 1994, is run by 59 staff members and serves over 2,000 pupils in 20 classrooms. IHS Zambia, which operates mobile network towers in the area as the platform for 3G and internet access to the region, donated 14 double computer desks and 25 chairs for the lab and the Lions Club of Monali supplied 25 computers. In March, IHS donated a 40-foot container with bespoke shelving for the school library also located on the school grounds.
IHS Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer William Saad said:
“This is a fantastic second phase of the school development project which we’re thrilled to sponsor. IHS is committed to supporting the local communities in which we operate, promoting education and driving various sustainable development initiatives. Our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility underpins the way in which we do business and our programmes focus on people, education, business ethics and the environment, for the betterment of our communities and employees.”
IHS Zambia was incorporated into the IHS portfolio in December 2013, and has since acquired towers from MTN Zambia and Airtel Zambia. Today, IHS Zambia is the market leading tower company in Zambia managing over 1,966 towers throughout the country. IHS Zambia directly and indirectly employs approximately 1,100 Zambians across its in-country operations.
Over the next two years, IHS is working to become almost diesel neutral across its Zambia portfolio, using a combination of on- and off-grid solutions, and continues to roll out new green energy solution systems.