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Who is Yolanda Cuba, the Newly appointed Vice President for the Southern and East Africa MTN Market?

Who is Yolanda Cuba, the Newly appointed Vice President for the Southern and East Africa MTN Market?

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
At the tail end of last year, MTN group announced changes to the regional structure and the Group Executive Committee in which Ms. Yolanda Cuba was appointed as the MTN Group Vice President for the Southern and East African (SEA) MTN markets effective 1 January, 2020. This announcement coincided with yet another Woman rising to the position of Vice president; H.E Kamala Harris and similarly to her story of firsts, Yolanda Cuba is also the first woman to be confirmed in this position in MTN history! Yolanda Cuba, The new MTN's Vice President for the South and East African Markets Named one of the youngest CEOs of a JSE-listed company at the age of 29, Yolanda Cuba has gone on to become one of the Key business leaders in Africa today. As a young group CEO of the publicly listed Mvelap...
MTN Uganda Announces the MTN Foundation Youth Empowerment Program Winners

MTN Uganda Announces the MTN Foundation Youth Empowerment Program Winners

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
MTN Foundation Uganda has selected 100 youths for its Youth Empowerment Program. A call for applications was put up at the end of last year and close to 2000 applicants took a shot at the exciting offer. The full list of winners is available at https://www.mtn.co.ug/impact/youth-program. The Program that will be conducted by Ubunifu systems, a software Development firm, will equip the selected youths with the technical skills to empower them to solve communities’ pressing challenges using technological expertise. The Five MTN #ForGood winners will be the pioneer beneficiaries of this intensive program that is a building block to Uganda’s Fourth Industrial revolution. Monday 19th February 2021- Kampala, Uganda: At the end of last year, the MTN Foundation Uganda launched an exci...
MTN announces annual sponsorship for record breaking athlete Joshua Cheptegei.

MTN announces annual sponsorship for record breaking athlete Joshua Cheptegei.

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, MTN, Sports, UGANDA
The athlete has inked a one year sponsorship deal with the telecom giant As part of the sponsorship deal, shs100million will go towards his foundation that is working to develop and provide a platform for young and budding athletes. In addition, MTN also announces a performance package for the athlete if he wins an Olympic Gold, or any other medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. There is also a performance incentive for any other world records he breaks. Saturday, 20th February 2021 – Mbale, Eastern Uganda: MTN Uganda has announced a generous one-year sponsorship deal for record breaking athlete Joshua Cheptegei. Following several years of support to athletics in Uganda, Cheptegei becomes the first individual athlete to ink such a deal with the telecom giant. As p...
MTN Renews Onduparaka FC Sponsorship contract,Unveils New OFC Jersey

MTN Renews Onduparaka FC Sponsorship contract,Unveils New OFC Jersey

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, Sports, UGANDA
MTN to continue Supporting Onduparaka Football Club for another year MTN has supported the team since 2017/18 season MTN remains the biggest supporter of local sport in the country for the last 22 years. Tuesday 2nd February 2021: Africana Hotel – Kampala, Uganda: MTN Uganda has today announced the renewal of its sponsorship contract with Onduparaka Football Club. The renewed sponsorship deal from MTN also entailed the unveiling of a New Jersey for the Football club for the 2020/2021 season. OFC's Mercy Munduru (L) and MTN's Somdev Sen unveil the New Trendy OFC official Jersey to the media MTN has sponsored the west Nile based club since the 2017/18 season and will continue sponsoring the West Nile based Football Club for another year. While announcing the sponsorship re...
SERVICE RESTRICTION ORDER

SERVICE RESTRICTION ORDER

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, TECHNOLOGY, Twitter, UAE, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, USA, WORLD
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 - Kampala, Uganda: MTN STATEMENT. MTN Uganda informs its esteemed customers and other stakeholders that National Telecommunication Operators in the country, have received a directive from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to immediately suspend access and use, direct or otherwise of all social media platforms and online messaging applications over the network until further notice. MTN Uganda has, in compliance with its National Telecommunications Operator License and in accordance with MTN’s group-wide Digital Human Rights due diligence framework implemented the directive. MTN Uganda will continue engaging with the relevant stakeholders to limit the scope and duration of the service disruption.
PEARLWOOD AWARDS 2020 AND LAUNCH OF FOR HER 2021 PEARLWOOD AWARDS EDITION

PEARLWOOD AWARDS 2020 AND LAUNCH OF FOR HER 2021 PEARLWOOD AWARDS EDITION

Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, UGANDA, WORLD
  PEARLWOOD AWARDS Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies (GLISS), YOTV Channels, MTN Uganda in collaboration with the Pearlwood Association are pleased to announce the Pearlwood Awards 2020 and the launch of the FOR HER 2021 Pearlwood Awards Edition. The Awards and the launch are scheduled to take place on December 18, 2020 at 1600hrs at the National Theatre in Kampala. MTN Uganda's Mavis Musungu (L) moments before handing over the Pearlwoods Movie of the year Award Pearlword Awards is a collaboration between the Pearlwood Association of Uganda, the Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies (GLISS), YOTV Channels and MTN Uganda to promote Uganda’s movie industry. The collaborating institutions are driven by a shared commitment to mobilize and provide Ugandan movie ...
MTN Pulse Amplifies the Voice of the Youth through  The Buzz Teeniez Awards

MTN Pulse Amplifies the Voice of the Youth through The Buzz Teeniez Awards

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
Kampala,Uganda   Telecom giant MTN Uganda under its youth-engagement platform, MTN pulse was one of the sponsors of the first ever virtual Buzz Teeniez Awards (BTAs) that happened over the weekend. For 13 years now, the Teenagers have been awarding their outstanding entertainment acts and last Sunday, they once again awarded their best entertainers ranging from artistes to DJs. The BTAs are Uganda’s longest standing awards. Hellen Kirungi (L) with Baby Gloria the host at the event.jpg   Crysto Panda was the day’s biggest winner, walking away with the coveted “Teeniez Artist of the year’ Award as well as three other awards for the best male artiste, best break-out artiste and best teeniez collabo. B2C, Sheebah, Spice Diana, Karole Kasita, and DJ Slick Stu...
MTN Uganda to Reward MoMoPay Customers in  Festive Season Discounted Shopping.

MTN Uganda to Reward MoMoPay Customers in Festive Season Discounted Shopping.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, MTN, South Africa, UGANDA
Arua,Uganda   MTN customers who pay for their shopping using MoMoPay will get a 5% discount capped at 5,000 UGX everyday throughout the festive season   MoMoPay can be accessed through MyMTN app or *165*3#. It is free, safe and convenient   Customers who share their MoMoPay screenshots on the MTN Uganda social media pages will stand a chance to win shopping vouchers worth 50,000 UGX December 2020-Kampala Uganda: MTN Uganda is yet again rewarding its MoMoPay customers this festive season with discounts on their daily shopping this festive season  in a promotion dubbed MTN MoMoPay X-mas. Issa Kato, the Arua Municipality mayor pays for his merchandise using MoMoPay during the Arua Town MoMoPay Launch last year (File Photo) Customers who shop and pay with M...
MTN Uganda CSR targets Youth and women

MTN Uganda CSR targets Youth and women

Business, MTN, South Africa, UGANDA, West Africa, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda:   Since 2007, MTN Uganda has actively engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility activities across the country. Today, ENID EDROMA, the MTN Uganda Corporate Services General Manager sheds light on the company’s priority CSR areas and why the company concentrates on those particular areas. Briefly tell us about MTN Uganda’s CSR Over the years, our goal has been to improve quality of life, through caring partnerships in the communities where MTN operates across the country. As a business, we understand that we depend on communities to thrive and as such, it is the responsibility of the company to in turn support these communities where necessary by complementing national efforts in the areas where there is great need for service delivery. How does MTN execute i...
MTN launches an easy payment plan that allows customers to buy devices in instalments.

MTN launches an easy payment plan that allows customers to buy devices in instalments.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa
 Under the scheme, customers will pay for their smartphone in affordable monthly instalments.  The scheme kicks off with a new high-speed internet smart phone, bundled with free MBs for the period of the instalment payments.   MTN believes the everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life and has over many years implemented various strategies to make access to the internet more affordable and accessible to all. This innovation is a first by a telecommunications service provider in Uganda. Monday 30th November 2020: MTN Uganda has launched an easy payment plan that allows customers to get smartphones and pay in easy instalments over a specified period. Named ‘Pay mpola mpola’, the scheme is another first by a telecom company in Uganda, and places MTN at the...
MTN Senkyu FAQs.

MTN Senkyu FAQs.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, UGANDA, WORLD
  What is MTN Senkyu MTN Senkyu is the new loyalty program from MTN where customers are rewarded for being on MTN and for using MTN for calling, sending messages, mobile interne and for MTN MoMo.   How do I activate MTN Senkyu? To activate MTN Senkyu, dial *141# and select Join You can also activate using the MyMTN App.   How much is it to use MTN Senkyu? MTN Senkyu is absolutely free. MTN is saying thank you to all its loyal customers for their support.   Who can use MTN Senkyu? Any MTN customer can sign up for the service from anywhere at any time. Just dial *141# and select Join or use the MyMTN App   How do I get MTN Senkyu points? After signing up for MTN Senkyu, simply use any of the MTN voice, data, messaging or MoMo ...
The MTN Kampala Marathon Has Benefitted Countless Ugandans

The MTN Kampala Marathon Has Benefitted Countless Ugandans

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, UGANDA
  MTN Uganda has for the last sixteen years organized the MTN Kampala Marathon (MKM) which has evolved into the biggest athletics event in the region. Through the MKM and its sponsors, over 3.5 billion shillings has been raised to complement government efforts in pertinent sectors such as health, education and ICT. Today, SOMDEV SEN, the MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer tells us about how the Marathon proceeds are raised, distributed and why this much anticipated event will not happen this year. Somdev Sen, the Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda What is the motive of the MTN Kampala Marathon? As a corporate citizen, we believe that part of our responsibility is to improve the lives of the people in the communities within which we operate.  MTN Uganda believes there i...
MTN Uganda, FOSABU Companies Donate Masks worth 100,000,000Ugx to curb the Spread of Corona Virus

MTN Uganda, FOSABU Companies Donate Masks worth 100,000,000Ugx to curb the Spread of Corona Virus

AFRICA, Business, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, FOSABU, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, POLITICS, South Africa
MTN Uganda and other FOSABU (Forum for South Africa Business in Uganda) companies have donated masks worth 50,000,000Ugx to the Office of the Prime Minister The Prime Minister, Ruhakana Ruganda (C) makes his remarks while receiving the masks worth 100million from FOSABU The mask donation efforts were championed by H.E. Prof. Major-General (rtd) Lekoa Solly Mollo, the chairman of FOSABU who is also the South African High commissioner to Uganda   This is another of the many covid19 interventions by MTN Uganda which is championing the wearing of masks as a way of preventing the spread of the deadly virus MTN CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte at the handover of masks by FOSABU to the Prime Minister of Uganda Thursday 12th November 2020 - Kampala, Uganda; MTN Uganda through t...
MTN Uganda acquires 10 year naming rights for the KCCA FC stadium.

MTN Uganda acquires 10 year naming rights for the KCCA FC stadium.

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, FUFA, INTERNATIONAL, KCCA, MTN, Sports, UGANDA
     The 10-year deal gives MTN naming rights to the club’s home grounds at Lugogo   The stadium will now be renamed the MTN Omondi Stadium in honor of Philip Omondi, a legend that gave so much to football in Uganda.   The partnership reinforces MTN Uganda’s role in supporting football and sports in Uganda.   Thursday 12th November 2020 – Kampala, Uganda: MTN Uganda and KCCA Football Club (KCCA FC) have today inked a ten year partnership that will give MTN naming rights to club’s home ground facility located at Lugogo, in the outskirts of the city centre. Juliet Namuddu (Director Education and Social Services), Martin Ssekajja (Chairman), Somdev Sen (CMO – MTN), H/W Erias Lukwago, Anisha Muhoozi (CEO – KCCA) MTN Omondi Stadium As a result of th...
MTN Uganda joins the Ubimo of Ker Alur, His Royal Majesty Phillip Olarker Rauni III,  To Celebrate his 10th Coronation Anniversary Milestone

MTN Uganda joins the Ubimo of Ker Alur, His Royal Majesty Phillip Olarker Rauni III, To Celebrate his 10th Coronation Anniversary Milestone

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
Caption:His Royal Majesty Phillip Olakar Rauni III celebrated his 10th coronation anniversary as the Ubimo of Ker Alur today. MTN Uganda joins the Ubimo of Ker Alur, His Royal Majesty Phillip Olarker Rauni III, To Celebrate his 10th Coronation Anniversary Milestone James Ndyamuheki (C), the Northern region business manager displays the certificate of partnership between MTN and Ker Alur Kingdom.MTN Media Photo. • MTN Uganda sends warm wishes to Ker Alur Kingdom as they celebrate the Tenth coronation anniversary of HRM Ubimo Phillip Olarker Rauni III • MTN Uganda became the first telecom company to partner with Ker Alur Kingdom with the aim of socially uplifting its people. Saturday 31st October 2020 - Zombo, Uganda: MTN Uganda congratulates the Ubimo of Ker Alur, His Ro...
MTN Uganda unveils 3-in-1 business solution for enterprise customers.

MTN Uganda unveils 3-in-1 business solution for enterprise customers.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
The three in one business solution incorporates Voice, Internet, and MoMo for Business. With this offer, business customers will get free installation on fixed voice solutions, discounted transaction fees on MoMo for Business solutions as well as free installation, free subscription for the first month, and discounts on monthly subscription fees plus free domain registration and hosting for a year for the Internet solutions.  The three in one business solution is part of MTN Uganda’s wider scheme to consolidate its efforts at supporting the business community in Uganda. Thursday, 29th October 2020 – Kampala, Uganda: MTN Uganda under its enterprise arm of MTN Business has launched a first of its kind 3-in-1 offer for businesses in Uganda. The offer is designed to help busi...
Afya Pap App users can now Call or Chat with a doctor for general consultation.

Afya Pap App users can now Call or Chat with a doctor for general consultation.

AFRICA, Business, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, World Health Organization
Users will be able to measure and track blood sugar or blood pressure readings with the Afya Pap app and a smart device The service will cost only UGX 4000 shillings per month as a limited time offer     Wednesday, 21st October 2020, Kampala Uganda: MTN Uganda and Multinational Health Technology Company Baobab Circle have enhanced the Afya Pap service to deliver access to a doctor through Afya Pap Call a Doc feature.   Baobab Circle, the team behind the Award winning Afya Pap app has responded to the demand of the customer with a comprehensive telemedicine service for people who are unable to travel to a health facility especially in this COVID-19 global crisis. Baobab Circle’s answer to the desperation of people wanting to access medical advice ha...