Mara Phones donates 500 phones and offers a special subsidy for Covid-19 frontline workers

18 May 2020 – Johannesburg – South African smartphone manufacturer Mara Phones is supplying the Department of Health with 500 locally-made Mara X smartphones at no charge to provide a welcome boost to the national department’s fight against Covid-19.

Recognising the importance of quality connectivity to encourage more South Africans to stay at home, Mara Phones says it is also pledging to assist those who similarly wish to donate devices to worthy individuals and organisations.

“Mara Phones is contributing in two ways towards government’s efforts during these uncertain times. We are donating the 500 devices to the Department of Health and also offering to subsidise the provision of Mara Phones by anyone who would like to donate a handset to any essential worker or entity at the frontline of the battle to contain the spread of this virus,” said Sylvester Taku, Head of Growth at Mara Phones.

Mara Phones commends the brilliant work and fortitude demonstrated by the South African Government to constrain the spread of Covid-19 as well as the frontline workers who put their lives at risk for the good of others daily. Now more than ever, when people are isolated and confined in their homes, or carrying on with their essential service work, it becomes imperative to stay connected and informed.

The pledge to subsidise smartphones seeks to allow willing and able South Africans to contribute and participate towards containing and eradicating the spread of this virus by affording frontline workers an opportunity to be connected. “We are aware of the massive disruptions that everyone has incurred and we appeal to organisations and individuals to take a moment to assist those people who are sacrificing being away from their families for the wellbeing of our country “ concludes Taku.

To register your interest, enquire or pledge, please visit www.maraphones.com, click on Covid-19 Pledge and follow the prompts.

About Mara Phones

Mara Phones, a subsidiary of Mara Corporation, a proudly African brand & company that has been working on the continent for over two decades, that is tech-centric and is focused on Africa and some selected emerging markets. Integrating technology to enable business growth and prosperity with innovative products and services delivered in a very localised manner.

Mara Phones focuses on the smartphone growth in Africa while enabling access to transformational tools and services. Mara Phones is a digital enabler for financial inclusion, agricultural efficiencies, business tools and services, digital health and education. Mara Phones is the first truly African made smartphone at very affordable prices and very high-quality standards. The manufacturing business will employ a diverse group of employees thus creating an inclusive environment.



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