KUWAIT: Zain Vice Chairman and Group CEO Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi (second right) with the officials of the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority during an emergency meeting.

KUWAIT: Zain Vice Chairman and Group CEO Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi announced that Zain will offer 5 GBs of daily Internet caps and free local voice calls for a period of one month starting from 22 March. The initiative comes as part of the company’s commitment towards its customers during these exceptional circumstances to fight the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Al-Kharafi explained that this initiative came as a response to the emergency meeting that Zain was present at along with the respective entities in the country and the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA). Through this initiative, Zain tries to offer a contribution to support customers during these times that affected all life aspects, both personal and professional.

Al-Kharafi expressed his gratitude and utmost appreciation to Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and CITRA Chairman and CEO Salem Al-Othaina for offering more frequencies. Al-Kharafi also thanked the Signal Corps for their support in making this initiative a success and swiftly providing the official approvals to offer these free services to customers.

Al-Kharafi added that this initiative reflects Zain’s commitment and its social responsibility, as well as the private sector’s role in supporting the state’s efforts in handling the current situation. Al-Kharafi hoped Kuwait and its institutions will pass this challenge, and prayed to God to keep Kuwait and its people safe.

Al-Kharafi affirmed that such times would need all the support from the private sector, as such circumstances need everyone’s support in order to pass this challenge that affected everyone.